How to Run an Effective Meeting

It’s the fuel for movies like Office Space and Scott AdamsDilbert comics: the inefficiency and bureaucracy of the corporate world. Boring, pointless meetings are just one of the symptoms of an entire ecosystem of poor organization and communication.

So why are meetings often so ineffective? You’d think that nobody involved would want to waste his or her valuable time. Many managers and business owners simply have unrealistic expectations for how meetings will operate. They think, “We’ll just have a free flowing, open, brainstorming type of meeting and lots of good ideas will come out,'” says Glenn Parker, a team building consultant and the author of  Meeting Excellence: 33 Tools to Lead Meetings That Get Results.

Via Inc Magazine

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