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HBR guide to making every meeting matter

By: Harvard Business Review.
Publisher: Boston, M.A. : Harvard Business Review Press, 2016Description: xii, 225 p.ISBN: 9781633692176.Subject(s): Meetings | Organisational effectiveness | Time managementOnline resources: Download as an eBook
Contents:
The condensed guide to running meetings. PREPARE: Do you really need to hold that meeting? -- Stop calling every conversation a "meeting" -- If you can't say what your meeting will accomplish, you shouldn't have it -- How to design an agenda for an effective meeting -- The key to shorter, better meetings -- The 50-minute meeting -- The magic of 30-minute meetings -- Meetings need a shot clock -- Are there too many people in your meeting? CONDUCT: Before a meeting, tell your team that silence denotes agreement -- Establish ground rules -- Reach group decisions during meetings -- The right way to cut people off in meetings -- Dealing with people who derail meetings -- Refocus a meeting after someone interrupts. PARTICIPATE: Polite ways to decline a meeting invitation -- How to interject in a meeting -- Stuck in a meeting from Hell? Here's what to do -- Ways to stop a meeting from dragging on -- When your boss is terrible at leading meetings. CLOSE AND FOLLOW UP: The right way to end a meeting -- Don't end a meeting without doing these 3 things. SPECIFIC TYPES OF MEETINGS: What everyone should know about running virtual meetings -- How to run a great virtual meeting -- Conduct a meeting of people from different cultures -- Making global meetings work -- Give your standing meetings a makeover -- How to do waling meetings right -- Stand-up meetings don't work for everybody -- Leadership summits that work. APPENDICES: Meeting preparation checklist -- Sample agendas -- Meeting follow-up checklist -- sample follow-up memo -- Digital tools to make you next meeting more productive.
Summary: Discusses how to make meetings effective by gaining consensus and solving problems. Reveals how to prepare an achievable agenda, regain control of a meeting, and set and communicate a meeting's purpose.
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The condensed guide to running meetings. PREPARE: Do you really need to hold that meeting? -- Stop calling every conversation a "meeting" -- If you can't say what your meeting will accomplish, you shouldn't have it -- How to design an agenda for an effective meeting -- The key to shorter, better meetings -- The 50-minute meeting -- The magic of 30-minute meetings -- Meetings need a shot clock -- Are there too many people in your meeting? CONDUCT: Before a meeting, tell your team that silence denotes agreement -- Establish ground rules -- Reach group decisions during meetings -- The right way to cut people off in meetings -- Dealing with people who derail meetings -- Refocus a meeting after someone interrupts. PARTICIPATE: Polite ways to decline a meeting invitation -- How to interject in a meeting -- Stuck in a meeting from Hell? Here's what to do -- Ways to stop a meeting from dragging on -- When your boss is terrible at leading meetings. CLOSE AND FOLLOW UP: The right way to end a meeting -- Don't end a meeting without doing these 3 things. SPECIFIC TYPES OF MEETINGS: What everyone should know about running virtual meetings -- How to run a great virtual meeting -- Conduct a meeting of people from different cultures -- Making global meetings work -- Give your standing meetings a makeover -- How to do waling meetings right -- Stand-up meetings don't work for everybody -- Leadership summits that work. APPENDICES: Meeting preparation checklist -- Sample agendas -- Meeting follow-up checklist -- sample follow-up memo -- Digital tools to make you next meeting more productive.

Discusses how to make meetings effective by gaining consensus and solving problems. Reveals how to prepare an achievable agenda, regain control of a meeting, and set and communicate a meeting's purpose.

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