Believe it or not, meetings play and integral part in the overall productivity of you and your team. In fact, ineffective meetings can actually derail your productivity even after they're over.
According to the MIT Sloan Management Review, many employees suffer from “meeting recovering syndrome." This term is used to capture the reality that attendees essentially lose "work time" when they have to mentally recover from a bad meeting.
Now, we know we can't get rid of meetings altogether, but what can we do to use our time more effectively and get the most of the meeting process?
Well, for starters, we have to understand exactly what an effective meeting is.
What makes a meeting effective?
When you think about your perfect meeting, what is the first thing that comes to mind?
For most of us, it's one word: Short.
To many employees, the ideal meeting is one that:
Sounds like a meeting done correctly, right? Wrong.
While an efficient meeting is great, it really doesn't mean a meeting was effective.
Were the right people present for the meeting? Did the meeting generate any value for the business?
In a lot of cases, it doesn't.
An effective meeting takes a bit of thinking time to prep. It is one that:
4 Ways To Boost Productivity In Your Next Meeting
Microsoft Teams now has some great meeting features to help engage participants before, during and after the meeting!
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