Effective Meetings Begin With a Real AgendaWritten by Steve Kaye
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4) Assignments. Tell participants how to prepare for meeting (e.g. survey your department for travel costs during last quarter). Also, tell them what they need to bring (e.g., bring a copy of budget). Prepared participants make a meeting more efficient and more effective.
5) Logistics. Provide basic information on when and where you will hold meeting. If participants are coming from other offices, be sure to include directions and maps. In general, provide all information that people need so that they can perform at their best.
The small amount of time required to prepare a real agenda will help you hold shorter, more effective meetings.
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More Time Wanted? Deal with Your Time-wasters Now!Written by Martin Haworth
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Work out a way to take them from your business (remember - you are doing them a favour, because if they are in an job which is way different than they are, they will be very unhappy underneath). There's a 3. Recruit a lot more carefully in future.
Great learning too!
- What do you observe in your team today?
- Who are 'keepers'
- Who are 'losers' (the ones who suck you dry of energy)
- Who are 'Oooops, I should never have taken them on in first place'.
And just think about what you will do with time! One of my clients, when asked to note people who wasted his time in one week found that one person alone accounted for 30% of his time!
Solving that issue, which required a little focused attention, within two weeks had created that space for him. Space that he used to build his business way above target.
© 2005 Martin Haworth is a Business and Management Coach. He works worldwide, mainly by phone, with small business owners, managers and corporate leaders. He has hundreds of hints, tips and ideas at his website, www.coaching-businesses-to-success.com. (Note to editors. Feel free to use this article, wherever you think it might be of value - with a live link if you can).