Tasks need to be assigned… Emails need to be sent… Meeting notes and action items need to be updated… New contact information needs to be recorded… Often we go from meeting to meeting accruing action items. If we are not purposeful, these action items begin to stack up into what I call “meeting debt.” […]
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Why have the number of meetings and the number of meeting participants risen over time? First, there is almost zero ‘friction’ to add attendees to a meeting invite when we can see availability through electronic calendars. Secondly, most companies are driven to collaborate and sometimes fall into the trap of thinking that more meetings […]
Meetings often get a bad rap, but they are essential for bringing teams together to collaborate and make key decisions. So, let’s make our meetings better… starting with ending ON TIME. What happens when our meetings go long? What is the organizational drag and individual productivity cost to all attendees? How do we finish […]
“I thought we were meeting next week.” “I wrote down the wrong time.” “Oops! I am so sorry!” We’ve all heard the excuses. We’ve probably given them ourselves at some time. We don’t intentionally miss meetings. We just don’t record them properly – or maybe not at all. In 1-Minute Productivity Episode 24, I give […]
Can the seating arrangement of a sensitive meeting affect productivity? Find out what Dr. Robert Cialdini, author of bestselling books such as Influence: Science & Practice and his newest book Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade, discovered about the “geography of opposition” and how to overcome it. The tactic takes almost […]