Join Todd Dewett for an in-depth discussion in this video Deciding who should attend a meeting, part of New Manager Foundations (2013).
Let me ask you a question, what is the right number of people to have in a meeting?…If your goal is to maximize productivity, how many people should be there?…This is something of a trick question.…There is no actual correct number, but there is one great guideline.…Invite the smallest number of people honestly required to get the job done.…Remember, adding people to a recurring meeting when necessary is easy.…Removing people is next to impossible.…In addition, it is smart to try to minimize the levels of hierarchy present in any meeting.…
Generally, the fewer levels present, the more robust the conversation.…When thinking about inviting someone to a meeting, remember,…when in doubt don't extend the invitation.…If you do invite someone, be sure that they are one of the three main types of…people who belong at a meeting:…the experts, the affected, and the sponsors.…The experts are the people with detailed knowledge and the relevant talent…related to the topic at hand.…The experts provide the fine grained expertise, the in-the-trenches operational…
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- Clarifying performance expectations
- Feeding your learning curve
- Building rapport with your team
- Explaining your decision-making style
- Increasing your authenticity
- Communicating proactively
- Knowing when to have a meeting and who should attend
- Coping successfully with your transition<br><br>
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