Computer Best Practices | Effective Meetings
This first decade of the new millennium seems to be
characterized by both rapid growth and limited resources—especially time
and personnel. One of the most effective ways to maximize your
company’s potential is to maximize the potential of those scarce
resources. By making your company’s meetings as effective
and efficient as possible you can both minimize their cost and
maximize their productivity.
What does an average week of meetings cost at your company?
Avg. Meeting Hours/Person/Week
Avg. Number of People
Avg. Hourly Salary + Benefit
Average Meeting Cost/Week
We all make conscious investments to improve our
lives and our companies. Are your meeting investments conscious?
Would you take $15,000, give it to your broker and say “Invest in
whatever you feel like, I don’t really care about the risk profile or
the returns”? Click
here for a PDF file with these calculations.
Do you look at the cost/benefit of your
Do you expect productive results from
Do you calculate the intangible meeting costs?
What is the effect on your company’s morale as your people spend
more and more time in meetings? Everyone likes to feel that they are
productive and contributing towards a clear and meaningful goal. Do
your people feel their time is waste in too many meetings? Do you?
How do you feel when your time is wasted? Everyone likes to feel
valuable. When someone wastes their time they feel are being told
that they are not valuable. What are you telling your employees
So what can you do?
Click on the PDF link to open a form in a new window that will help you with each of these steps.
- Design the right meeting type to achieve your objectives.
- Prepare a clear agenda. Agenda.PDF
- Review your meeting tips before you begin. Tips.PDF
- Write-up the minutes. Minutes.PDF
- Have participants evaluate the success of your meeting. Evaluation.PDF
- Where appropriate, have the CEO evaluate the meeting. CEO Evaluation.PDF
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