Got a Meeting Planned? Ask This Question

Written by Kevin Eikenberry

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Complexity ofrepparttar issue. Ifrepparttar 146900 issue you are thinking about meeting on is very complex or highly emotionally charged, then you probably want to get people together. Issues that are more simple might require less or a different form of input – meaning that a meeting might not be required.

Goals – is this one-way information sharing? Many meetings end up being one way information sharing. If that isrepparttar 146901 case for your meeting, you might consider other ways of disseminatingrepparttar 146902 information. If you really want dialogue or conversation about what is being shared, then a meeting is more likely your best option.

Need for independent thought from individuals. While meetings give usrepparttar 146903 chance to discuss things openly and thoroughly, sometimes stronger individuals in a meeting will dominate. If you really want each person’s input independently, you might substitute one-on-one meetings for your originally conceived group meeting.

Cost. The costs of having a meeting are huge. And no, I’m not talking aboutrepparttar 146904 coffee and donuts. When you considerrepparttar 146905 real cost of putting people inrepparttar 146906 conference room (calculate this by estimatingrepparttar 146907 cost/hour/person inrepparttar 146908 room) you will be shocked. This factor alone can help us really think more carefully about whether a meeting is our best option.

Other Options

Asking this question may lead us to having fewer meetings, butrepparttar 146909 need that promptedrepparttar 146910 question still exists. So if you have a need but have determined not to have a meeting, how do you meet you need?

You can always have face-to-face one-one one conversations, use email or voice mail, or even have phone calls with people if you can’t catch them face to face. Each of these options gives you ways to share information, and to request input in return.

Final Thoughts

Meetings while sometimes tedious and not as effective as we would like, are an amazing tool for getting work done. Asking this initial question - Do we need a meeting? – is one ofrepparttar 146911 single best things we can do to improverepparttar 146912 success and productivity from our meetings.

Discipline yourself to ask this question every time you start to schedule a meeting.

Kevin Eikenberry is a leadership expert and the Chief Potential Officer of The Kevin Eikenberry Group (, a learning consulting company. To receive a free Special Report on leadership that includes resources, ideas, and advice go to or call us at (317) 387-1424 or 888.LEARNER.

Automation Makes this a Unique Business Opportunity

Written by Rick Hendershot

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