According to a survey conducted by the University of North Carolina, a staggering 65% of respondents expressed that meetings interrupt their workflow, while an even larger 71% deemed meetings as both unproductive and inefficient. Meetings are meant to be a way to connect with a team, increase productivity, and inspire, but are often instead seen as draining and a waste of time because of how they are managed and lead. This is because we frequently have too many meetings and with a few team members who tend to dominate the conversations. The goal isn’t to eliminate meetings completely though, but rather to eliminate the ones that are ineffective and time-consuming. So, how can leaders identify unnecessary meetings, and turn important ones into productive impactful experiences?
In this guide you will learn:
- Why and how ineffective meetings can tarnish manager’s influence and credibility
- The top 8 key practices to master in order to lead highly effective meetings
- Effective framework and self-reflection questions for before, during and after a meeting