Table Of Contents
Page 3 — Introduction
Page 5 — The Problem of Meeting Excess
Page 8 — Common Signs of an Extraneous Meeting
Page 11 — How to Differentiate Between Valuable Meetings and Time-Wasters
Page 12 — How to Eliminate Extraneous Meetings Once and for All
Page 17 — Maximizing Valuable Meeting Time
Page 23 — Preparing for Meetings
Page 25 — Conclusion
Page 26 — The Team Meeting Checklist
Page 27 — About the Authors
First 3 Pages
Here’s a scary reality: Most employees detest meetings. People can love their companies and be passionate about the work they do and still find a reason to complain about the time spent on conference calls and in meeting rooms. Truth be told, their disdain isn’t unwarranted. Decades worth of evidence has proven how meetings can drain the average big business of as much as $300 million and 300,000 hours in a single year.
The evidence is conclusive: Meetings are a huge waste of time.
Or are they?
Once you begin to understand the core components of productive meetings— the ones with active participants, clear agendas and positive outcomes—your team meetings can become the very thing that keeps your team in sync. They can power productivity and even increase revenue potential.
In this eBook, we’ll dissect the team meeting to uncover common problems. Then we’ll give you a concrete plan for turning your meetings into powerhouses of productivity.