Team meetings can be challenging, and team members are typically less than enthusiastic about attending, perhaps because they think meetings are a waste of time and do not effect change—this is likely true if meetings are not organized and well-planned. Meetings can also be expensive when lost productivity and cost of labor, technology, and food are taken into account. Planning and managing effective meetings requires organization, communication, and listening skills. Meetings provide a great opportunity for team communication, sharing ideas, resolving issues, and setting future goals.
Here are 6 tips, from the authors experience, that help get the most out of team meetings and make the best use of the practices time and money.