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There is a good list of mistakes to avoid in meetings at onlinemba.com

Habit change is one of the biggest challenges anyone faces when trying to improve their meeting effectiveness. How do you remember to do all of the things you are supposed to do?

One simple method is to create a list of all the things that you should do with regard to meetings and keep the list handy and refer to it often. 

Here is a list that you could use as a starter:

  • Prepare in plenty of time
  • Check the meeting purpose is clear
  • Check the agenda charts the way to achieving the meeting purpose
  • Note actions and decisions
  • Distribute notes immediately after the meeting
  • Follow up on all actions

Not an exhaustive list but you get the idea.

For each meeting that you run or attend give yourself one point for each item on your list that you do and zero points for each thing you don't do. Keep a running score for all meetings and aim for 100%. You'll probably find that you are not really scoring 100% all the time. Making a little extra effort to get 100% each time will ensure that your meetings are more effective. You'll also get more satisfaction from a job well done.



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