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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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When an argument breaks out during a meeting, work through it with this advice.

Here are some suggestions to make more people stay alert during conference calls.

Next meeting covering a divisive issue? Get employees’ feedback well before it starts.
Take this quick quiz to see how tactfully you communicate with your team.
Anna Marie Clifton, writing at The Muse, offers tips to get better at “doing coffee.”
Four questions to answer before a performance appraisal ... How to calculate a tip
If you’re planning a panel discussion at your next trade show or industry event, follow these tips.
If you are meeting a business contact for the very first time, ensure that you make the best possible impression. Follow this advice.
Say you want to gather your team to brainstorm to solve a problem. If you start by talking up your preferred solution, you may stifle the group’s creative input. Instead, show that you’re open to everyone’s ideas.
Prevent conflict and accomplish more during each meeting by establishing these ground rules
Team meetings are the equivalent of football huddles. As such, they are one of the most visible arenas in which you can exert control over the players.

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.
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