No More Useless Meetings
Meetings are a drag, and worse, they are often a waste of time. But Jean Van Rensselar of Chicago-based Smart PR Communications says productive, half-hour meetings are doable. "Lack of planning and unproductive discussion will turn what should be a 30-minute meeting into a 90-minute meeting. As the facilitator, the 60-minute difference is you."
These rules apply to physical gatherings of 10 people or less, and many of them work for teleconferences as well.Extraordinary meetings called for extraordinary purposes will have their own dynamics.