You just finished tweaking your marketing project plan with the latest timelines. You’ve reconciled your budget for the month. You’ve completed all of your web updates for the week. And you’ve updated the marketing report card for your newest campaign.
It’s time for a walk outside. Maybe even have a latte. Or so you think. Just before you breathe in a sigh of restful relief, your all-too-familiar Outlook reminder pops up. You have 15 minutes before your next meeting. Break’s over.
Everyone reading this can relate. It isn’t a unique problem, as demonstrated by this hilarious video by Tripp and Tyler:
Anyone in an office environment has to either reconcile or endure their hurricane meeting schedule nearly every day. In fact, I’ll put money on the fact that some of you are reading this blog while on a conference call right now. And I don’t blame you. Meetings are time-consuming and, in some cases, unproductive and even damaging.
Back in June 2013, Flair Interactive provided sound advice about conducting effective meetings in our "How to Have Great Meetings" blog post. While that advice still holds true, here’s a handy infographic from the Muse to help you determine what causes disaster meetings, why employees sometimes aren’t engaged and what you can possibly do in the future to hold meetings that count.
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