Join Dave Crenshaw for an in-depth discussion in this video Keeping meetings productive and on topic, part of Leading Productive Meetings.
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To keep meetings moving smoothly and on time, it's very important that we keep…the meeting on topic.…Keeping the meeting on topic is not just the meeting leader's responsibility;…it's every attendee's responsibility.…However, the leader is the one who will most likely need to make small…corrections if people get off course.…It's natural that occasionally a meeting will drift off topic or off course.…When that happens, just follow a few simple tips to bring things back on topic.…
The first tip is that if someone gets off topic or is disruptive,…avoid singling them out by name.…Instead, direct your comments to the group as a whole.…For instance, if someone starts to talk while it's another attendee's turn…to speak, simply say, "let's all give Jonathan our full attention." Or if…someone multitasks during the discussion, say, "let's all make sure we're not multitasking."…A simple reminder to the group as a whole is usually enough, especially if you…have established ground rules.…
This leads me to my second suggestion: refer to the ground rules often.…
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- Reducing the length and number of meetings
- Making sure everyone feels heard and appreciated
- Using one-on-one meetings to minimize workplace distractions
- Following up on meeting work<br><br>
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