Meetings: Cut out unnecessary participants – visibility

"Visi-Bill"We are currently running a “Better Meetings Campaign”, designed to help people cut out unnecessary meetings, conference calls and webinars and radically improve the quality of those that remain. (There is no cost to join and an  opportunity to share experience and win prizes. )

One of the themes of the campaign is getting rid of unnecessary participants.

In our Better Meetings Survey, we found that most people think that 25% of participants or more were unnecessary to the content of  their meetings.

Just for fun, here is one you may recognise – Visi Bil. Bill comes to meetings to work on his personal visibility, even though he has little to add to the content or conduct of the meeting.

He can easily derail conversations to bring around to things that are of interest to him or to give you self-serving updates on his latest project.

Visibility is important in large organizations and people do need a mechanism for staying visible to those who are important to their career or the performance of their job. However, hijacking other people’s meetings to do this is not the right process.

If you have unnecessary participants like Bill at your meeting, why not join our campaign and learn how to get rid of him?

When you join the campaign, you will receive a series of six free weekly booklets that contain tips, ideas and actions to enable you to run fewer, better face to face and virtual meetings: Join the Campaign for Better Meetings.

We are also running a Better Meetings Survey – you can take it  – and find out how you compare with other organizations – here: meetings survey.

If you’ve had enough of poor quality, boring and irrelevant meetings, join the campaign today!

About the author:

Kevan Hall Kevan Hall is a CEO, author, speaker and trainer in matrix management, virtual teams and global working. He is the author of "Speed Lead - faster, simpler ways to manage people, projects and teams in complex companies, "Making the Matrix work - how matrix managers engage people and cut through complexity", and the "Life in a Matrix" podcasts, videos, cartoons and blog. He is CEO and founder of Global Integration. Company profile: .

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