Establishing ground rules


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Establishing ground rules

Ground rules are an effective tool to help you get the most from your meetings. Ground rules allow every participant to know the established conduct and culture of your meetings. I'd like to suggest several ground rules you can use for your meetings. The first ground rule is the most critical and it is, no multitasking during meetings. Not only will multitasking make meetings slower, increase mistakes, and raise stress levels; it'll also cause other participants to feel they aren't valued.

As a group, commit to being 100% focused on the meeting and not performing any other tasks during the scheduled time. The second ground rule builds on the first and it is, used only an agreed upon technology. Can people take notes on cell phones? Can they take notes on laptops? Is any technology permitted? Not surprisingly, this is a somewhat controversial subject. Some companies find that they have to remove technology completely from the meeting. There's no right or wrong answer though...

Establishing ground rules
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Establishing ground rules provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Dave Crenshaw as part of the Leading Productive Meetings

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