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Are you attending too many meeting? are they a waste of time with no real purpose and a few decisions actually come out of them? unfortunately that is actually the case in many organizations. If run poorly, meetings often slow things down, are too long and can make straightforward issues complicated and can even be the perfect platform for talkative people.

What is the case with meetings in your organizations? if your organization is like most organizations then most of the meetings are a waste of time.Time management experts determined that 53% of all time spent in meetings is wasted which is a scary number considering that most businesspeople spend at least 25% of their working hours in meetings. Poorly run meetings can be disastrous so lets first look at reasons why meetings go wrong

- Are there too many meetings?
Are you attending too many meetings? a lot of time spent discussing topics that may or may not be important. It's no surprise that many people think "how am i supposed to get my job done with all these meetings ?"

-Do they start and end on time?
Meetings should start and end on time. Unfortunately that is not the case in may meetings where the tendency is to wait for those who show up late which is a complete waste of time for everyone attending the meeting.

- Do you ask yourself "What are we doing here ?"
Unfortunately most meetings do not have a clear agenda that is circulated to all attendees in advance so many things can throw it off track like personal agendas, diversions and wandering off topic when the meeting has no clear agenda for getting from the beginning to end with clear focus on the meeting objective.

 -Do you ask yourself "What am i doing here ?"
Some people simply come to the meeting unprepared or even don't know or not sure why they are attending this meeting. That means a lot of time will be wasted getting everyone up to speed. That's why having a complete agenda prepared in advanced and circulated to all people involved in the meeting is essential to make sure everyone knows what's the purpose of the meeting and what is, his/her role in the meeting and also prompts people to come prepared.

 -Is it a Platform for talkative people ?
there's usually one in each meeting , he/she likes to talk and finally got an audience and it's his/her time to be the star of the show, they dominate the meeting and make their point as loudly and as often possible, the problem is that these individuals often intimidate others attending the meeting and waste a lot of time.

 Meeting too long ?
Some meeting leaders don't let the participants go after the business at hand is completed while other meetings drag on and on well past the allocated time. Not minding that people may have other meetings or more important tasks to do .


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In Fact if run properly, meetings can be a great way to communicate face to face to groups, build teams, improve the quality of decisions drawing from a variety of different experiences and getting to know people better. The following are some great advice for having more effective meetings:

1. Start on time and end on time.
Every meeting should have established start and end times. Be sure to start your meetings at the appointed time, and run no longer than the established end time. Sure, you can occasionally make exceptions to the end rule when meeting participants agree to extend the meeting, but you’ll start losing participant effectiveness as they begin to worry about other commitments.

2. Have an agenda.
An agenda—the plan for your meeting—is essential. Don’t even think about winging a meeting without it. Even better, distribute the agenda to participants before the meeting. This way, meeting participants can be prepared for the meeting in advance, and you’ll multiply its effectiveness many times over.

3. Be prepared.
It takes only a little time to prepare for a meeting, and the payoff is well worth it—significantly increased meeting effectiveness. This should include an initial chairperson’s orientation speech in which you summarize the reason the group is meeting and the desired decisions or actions that will result.

4. Maintain focus.
Stay on topic at all times and avoid the temptation to get off track or to follow interesting (but unproductive) digressions that take you no closer to solving the issues that were the reason for meeting in the first place. Digressions and off-topic discussions might be entertaining, but they are a waste of time for everyone involved. Stick to the topic and the timelines you set for each item on the agenda. Vary from that only with the permission and agreement of the group.

 5. Have fewer but better meetings.
 Makes sense, doesn’t it? Schedule meetings only when they are absolutely necessary. At all costs, avoid standing meetings such as, “We’ll meet every Tuesday at 2 P.M.,” which encourages meeting for meeting’s sake, instead of with a clear sense of purpose. And when you call a meeting, make
sure that it has an agenda and that you do whatever you can to keep it on track and effective. And if the reason for calling a meeting is resolved prior to the start time, cancel it. Everyone will be impressed and grateful that you did.

6. Think inclusion, not exclusion.
Don’t just invite anyone and everyone to your meetings—select only those participants necessary to get the job done. Likewise, don’t exclude people who need to be present for the matters being discussed. Then make sure all who are invited know why and what is expected of them when they attend.
This helps them each to prepare and to bring the appropriate information with them.

7. Capture action items.
Have a follow up action plan or a system for capturing, summarizing, and assigning action items to individual team members, which can often be handled by assigning roles to attendees such as scribe,timekeeper, and summarizer. And be sure to follow up team member progress on assigned action items to ensure that they get done.

Effective Meeting Ineffective Meeting
Have an Agenda Have no purpose/Agenda
Start on time Start late
End on time End late
Only invlove relevant Involve too people who don't need to be there 
Have a chairperson Have no leader
Stick to Agenda No clear agneda
Provide refreshments No breaks, no refreshments
Happen in comfortable, well prepared rooms Happen in noisy, unsuitable , uncomfortable rooms 
Lasts no more than 30 minutes Lasts forever
Have no more than 12 people Have more than 20 people
Allow everyone to contribute Ignores quiet people
Have clear outcomes Have no outcomes
Well prepared by all participants No effort in preparation
Valuable decisions come out of them few good decisions come out of them


Never waste time wastes time in irrelevant conversations and deliberation
Rarely Happen Happens all the time

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