According to a popular newspaper, the number of business meetings is on the rise. What makes this significant, however, is that much of the time spent in meetings is unproductive.
The article was essentially on target in its discussion of the issue, and is one to which anyone running or facilitating meetings should pay close attention.
The article offered up a number of suggestions for how to improve meetings which are worthwhile reprinting here. Take this list, rewrite it, and post it where your meetings are held.
To their list I would add one more item:
These suggestions have been around a long time…unfortunately, few people follow them religiously. However, as the need to improve work processes continues, our need to improve meeting processes will also grow.
A resource for meeting ideas is the 3M Meeting Network
Peter B. Grazier