This video goes into the right strategies to reduce lateness. For example, you can have an unusual start time, provide food, shut the door, remind them beforehand, ask them why they were late, or refrain from going back to things they have missed.
- I think it's really rude when people…turn up late to a meeting.…They're effectively saying that their time…is more important than the time…of everyone else at the meeting put together.…I'm never late, I'm really not,…because I pay a small personal price of allowing…more time than I will probably need, and I get there early.…And this time isn't wasted because if I do arrive early…I can use the time for doing emails or typing…on my laptop, or, heaven forbid,…actually talking to people.…
And I expect other people to have this courtesy for me, too.…They should allow some extra time…when they're coming to a meeting.…And if someone tries to grab them on the way,…they should say, I can't do it right now, Jeff,…I'm just on the way to a meeting and I can't be late.…It's not difficult.…So, what can be done about people…who turn up late to meetings?…Well here I've collected my favorite eight strategies.…Some are a bit stranger than others,…depending on the culture of your organization…and your own personal style, but I'm sure that…
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- Define the four types of meetings.
- Determine who needs to attend a meeting.
- Assess the ideal meeting duration.
- Produce reminders for successful meetings.
- Identify how to facilitate a successful meeting.
- Evaluate solutions for dealing with latecomers and common meeting problems.
- Assess if you should go to a meeting.
- Recognize how to make your voice heard.
- Plan remote or virtual meetings.