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Tips & Tools for Meeting Management – October 2009

Tips and Tools for Meeting Management: Reducing Stress While Increasing Productivity

Many workers grumble about the number and length of meetings, especially when work loads
increase. Maybe they have something there.

This is a good time for meeting leaders to ask themselves the following questions to determine whether they need to call a meeting:

✓ If you can’t communicate a clear, specific meeting purpose and outcomes, don’t convene the group.

✓ Reconsider regular, periodic meetings, i.e., staff meetings. They may be more habitual than necessary.

✓ For status meetings consider follow-up with individuals or ask only those with critical or foremost action items to attend.