Join Dave Crenshaw for an in-depth discussion in this video Completing action items, part of Leading Productive Meetings.
- Now what?…The meeting's over and you're back at your desk.…What should you do?…You'll very likely come away from most meetings with…action items, tasks or projects that you need to work on.…Part of the success of future meetings will depend…upon your success in completing these action items.…If you can come to every meeting and show…the other participants that you keep your commitments…and meet your deadlines, then you'll earn their trust.…
They'll learn they can count on you and they'll…likely give you greater respect in the workplace.…Review each action item and answer…the three what, when, where questions…I teach in time management fundamentals.…What is the next step?…When will it be done?…And where is its home?…As in the home for any materials related to this task.…Schedule time to complete the tasks on your calendar…and stick to that schedule, and when you follow through…and complete your commitments, report back.…
Send an email or a note to the meeting leader,…maybe even the note taker, and let them know that it's done.…
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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.