Meeting Management

Successful meeting management is a cornerstone of good office management – and that’s where Business Management Daily can help.

From thorough meeting event planning to taking minutes that accurately reflect the content of the meeting, our checklists and articles help improve your meeting management.

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It doesn't take much for even the smallest and shortest meeting to go off the rails ... and even put a damper on the ones that come afterward.
Below are the meeting behaviors people find most annoying, according to a study. Are you guilty of committing or condoning any of them?

To figure out whether your goals are best served by a meeting, look at the alternatives. Can the work be accomplished other ways? Do you have clear goals for the meeting? Will the right people be there? Are you prepared?

People who participate in walking meetings are 5.25% more likely to report being creative at work than those who don’t and 8.5% more likely to report high levels of engagement with their jobs, found management professors Rus­­­sell Clayton, Chris Thomas and Jack Smothers. They surveyed 150 working adults to obtain that data and learn some essential elements of successful walking meetings.

Meetings that consist of you standing up and doing all of the talking make it hard for your team members to engage and may just waste their time, says leadership expert Dan McCarthy. You’ll accomplish more if you let go of your power and become a meeting facilitator. McCarthy suggests taking these three steps.

Staff meetings can prove hit or miss. If everyone contributes to a meaningful discussion of a relevant topic, then the gathering makes sense. But if the leader rattles on for 30 minutes, the rest of the group can resent the time wastage and yearn to return to work ...

People sometimes default to ­presentation-style meetings, but that’s not always the best way to get your ideas across to your audience.

More and more research is surfacing that indicates that technology hurts your ability to understand and process important information. The next time you conduct a brainstorming or problem-solving session, follow these tips to encourage deep thinking.

Setting a few rules about your meetings can make them effective and energizing, writes Jenny Evans in Fast Company. Here’s how to do it.
Are your meetings too long? We thought so.
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