Managers spend 50% of their time in meetings, but Bain & Co. research shows that two-thirds of meetings end before participants make important decisions.
Not surprisingly, 85% of executives are dissatisfied with the efficiency and effectiveness of their companies’ meetings, reports Harvard Business Review.
Help drive better decision-making during a meeting—and boost your boss’s efficiency by:
- Including a meeting objective on the agenda. An objective tells the group what should be accomplished at the meeting.
- Bringing closure to conversations. As minute-taker, you’re in a good position to routinely say, “What have we decided about item XYZ?”