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Making meetings more productive. Looking at meetings from the point of view of both the chairperson and as a participant. Since it is an accepted fact that meetings are vital for the effective management of your organisation, this workshop explores why and how meetings fail, often resulting in a criminal waste of management time. The workshop further continues this theme by looking at overcoming these common difficulties enabling participants to do justice to all future meetings. CONTENTS Types of meetings. Chairing meetings - the duties of the chairperson - structure and control. Essential factors for effective meetings. Preparation and planning - prepare and circulate a precise agenda. Timing - control and allocation, how to allocate sufficient time to each item on the agenda. How to avoid boredom, frustration and confusion. Setting and reaching objectives. The responsibility of all participants - overcoming the common negative issues related to attending meetings - reluctance, fear, inexperience, effect on own time, irrelevance, lack of achievement etc. How to ensure that only key people are involved - bringing decision makers, technical knowledge and experience to your meetings. Summarise and record decisions - keep accurate minutes - actions, responsibilities, timescales. Environment - covering conditions and avoiding distractions. Avoiding interruptions - setting expectations with peers, subordinates and managers. Exercises and Role Plays. Exercise: Meetings Bloody Meetings.

Making meetings more productive. Looking at meetings from the point of view of both the chairperson and as a participant. Since it is an accepted fact that meetings are vital for the effective management of your organisation, this workshop explores why and how meetings fail, often resulting in a criminal waste of management time. The workshop further continues this theme by looking at overcoming...

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