Let’s Prevent Bad Meetings

Let’s talk about bad meetings. Meetings, might take up a lot of our time (and money) during the week, but are a “painful” necessity. From a 2 minutes morning meeting, to a long strategic one, meetings have a real purpose and an important place in every organization. If you wish to find all that time lost during your meetings follow these different steps:
What you are doing wrong:

  • Taking your time to start/Arriving late
  • Being unprepared
  • Working on something else
  • Distractions (texting, emails,..)
  • Not Participating

What you should be doing:

  • Start early
  • Discuss and stay focused on the main points
  • Take notes
  • Conclude action points
  • End on time or early
  • Make sure everyone knows what they have to do next

Using a productivity and collaborative tool such as Beesy lets you:

  • Keep people on topic
  • Create actions at anytime
  • Assign actions to participants
  • Wrap up in a single click by sending automatic meeting minutes

 

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Life Hacks, Tips and Tricks on How to Avoid Bad Meetings

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bad meetings 10/06/15- “How to save time” via Techacute- “David Grady, talks about how we get trapped in unnecessary meetings throughout our work day and his ideas on what to do in order to improve that. Check out the dangers of the “Mindless Accept Syndrome” (MAS) and find out how to overcome it…” keep reading
bad meetings 08/06/15 – “Stay on Topic” via HarvardBusinessReview – “There’s nothing more annoying than a meeting that goes on and on and on. As a manager, it’s your job to make sure people don’t go off on tangents or give endless speeches. But how can you keep people focused without being a taskmaster or squashing creativity?…” keep reading
Bad meetings 12/06/15 – “When bad meetings happen to good people” via Asana-“If you’ve ever walked into a meeting with high hopes of getting things done, and walked out feeling confused or annoyed that it was a waste of time, you’re not alone. Bad meetings happen to the best of us, and, unfortunately, they can happen often…” keep reading
Bad Meetings 12/06/15 – “Stop” via Forbes-“I hate bad meetings. It’s partly due to my fundamental impatience and partly to my experience of how productive and even fun a good meeting can be. Fortunately for me, I’m seldom at the effect of lousy meetings: I’m generally either facilitating (in which case I better be able to make it useful, or why are you paying me), or it’s a meeting in my own company (and if I can’t keep those from being bad, yikes.)…” keep reading
effective meetings 08/06/15 – “Checklist” via HarvardBusinessReview –“In theory, everyone understands that preparation can make or break an important meeting. The more work you do before you walk into the room, the more productive and efficient you’ll be. But who has the time to properly prepare?…” keep reading
bad meetings 15/06/15 – “The 3 people that stand in the way of a productive meeting” via FastCompany-“t’s 7 a.m. and you see a 10 a.m. meeting on your schedule. Are you excited? Annoyed? Dreading it already? If you’re like 46% of Americans, you’d probably rather have any other unpleasant activity in that time slot according to a survey by project management software company Clarizen. But why? Is it because meetings are a time-suck or do certain personality types on your team make them more difficult?…” keep reading

 

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