Join Dave Crenshaw for an in-depth discussion in this video Closing the meeting, part of Leading Productive Meetings.
- The final step in the meeting agenda…is to review everyone's action items.…Throughout the meeting, different people…may have committed to accomplish certain things…by a certain time.…Usually at this point, the leader will turn…the time over to the note-taker,…and ask them for a summary of the commitments.…The note-taker then summarizes each person's commitments…using who, what, and when.…In other words, who made the commitment,…what they committed to do,…and when they committed to accomplish it, it's that simple.…
Go through each person on the agenda,…look for the commitments they made…and say, Alex committed to deliver…the files to Lisa by Tuesday afternoon.…Who, what, when.…As the note-taker reads through the list,…each attendee should pay close attention…and make sure they agreed to the commitments…that are being reviewed.…They also need to make sure that they're put…those commitments into one of their gathering points.…A gathering point is a designated place…where you write the action items down…and then look at them later to decide…
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- Plan how to use technology successfully in your meetings.
- Determine how to select and support a meeting leader.
- Prepare what you need to make meaningful commitments in a meeting.
- Identify successful ways to initiate a meeting.
- Propose challenging ideas while promoting and maintaining healthy relationships.
- Delegate and coordinate work successfully.
- Follow up consistently to create a workplace culture of accountability.