Are we discussing the right topics in our meetings?  

A lot of business meetings fall into the trap of discussing topics that are only relevant to two individuals, or a subset of the people of the meeting. Typical examples are status updates, weekly reviews of activity, or side conversations.

These can be extremely annoying and frustrating for the participants and represent a significant waste of time. A ten minute  side conversation, often between the boss and one individual, can waste two hours of participants’ time (in a meeting of 12 people).

As part of our 20th birthday ‘Better Meetings campaign’, we are offering a free series of tips to help you cut out unnecessary meetings and improve the quality of what remains. One of the biggest opportunities is to cut out unnecessary topics that were not relevant to all participants.

Over 4,000 participants in our virtual teams survey of told was that they spend an average of two days per week in meetings, and that 50% of the content is irrelevant. The better meetings campaign will give you tools, tips and ideas on how to cut out a lot of this boring and unnecessary work.

Find out more about our Effective Meetings training.

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