We have meetings for several good reasons: to stay aware of each other’s work, solve immediate problems, move projects forward, set strategies, and build trust.
Our meetings fail when we haven’t agreed upon the reason for this meeting. Or when we try to cover too many of the reasons in one meeting.
When some of us, for instance, need to solve immediate problems, some of us want to build the team, and some of us are focusing on strategic issues, we’re going to have a frustrating meeting.
Reduce meeting frustration by setting a regular schedule of different types of meetings. It could be as simple as weekly meetings for ongoing work and longer quarterly meetings that cover big-picture topics.
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