If you’ve got a job, then you’ve probably got one thing that’s guaranteed: meetings. And if you’ve got meetings, there’s another thing that’s guaranteed: people complaining about having meetings. They take time, of course, and time equals money. And too many people—about one quarter—say that meetings are unnecessary.
But you don’t have to let meetings go out of control, and you can make that time trapped together productive and efficient. An agenda helps, as does an invitation list that doesn’t include any extraneous people. Set a goal from the outset, and include follow-up as part of the meeting wrap-up too.
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