It will likely come as no surprise to you that when workers were asked what is their biggest time waster at work – many said --- meetings!
You can’t avoid having meetings in your business – as they’re necessary for communication and team building - but you can avoid meetings that are viewed as a waste of time...and here’s how…
One - Avoid a meeting if the information can be exchanged some other way such as through an email, memo or brief report.
Two - Set an objective for the meeting – so you and you’re your participants know what you want to accomplish.
Three - Develop an agenda that includes the topics to be discussed, by whom and for how long. Be sure to stick to the agenda.
Four - Set a time limit for the meeting and stick to that as well! Your participants will appreciate you respecting their time.
Five - Don’t finish any discussion without deciding how you will act on it, who will do it and when.
And finally… provide snacks… snacks are always good!