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Does this really require a meeting? 6 tips for better meetings

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Cal Butera

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Meetings are an essential platform for sharing information, brainstorming new ideas and collaborating as a team. But are they always necessary? Not according to those recently polled by Accountemps. More than 3,000 professionals surveyed said they spend 21% of their work hours in meetings but feel a quarter of that time is wasted.

What bothers us most about meetings?

Tips for better meetings

1. Limit attendees. Invite only those who need to participate. Smaller meetings tend to run more efficiently than larger ones.

2. Time it right. There’s no rule that meetings must be scheduled in 30-minute increments. Consider 15- or 45-minute sessions.

3. Meet in person. Phone conferences save time and money. But when you need a team’s attention and participation, gather everyone in the same room.

4. Create an agenda. An agenda lends structure, sets expectations and saves time. Assign owners to topics and let them know how much time they have. Send the agend...(register to read more)

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