Join Todd Dewett for an in-depth discussion in this video Knowing when to have a meeting, part of New Manager Foundations (2013).
Meetings are overrated.…Now, I'm not talking about the simple one-on-ones we often have.…I'm referring to a meeting that involves several people.…We often call meetings for a variety of unproductive reasons.…First, people often assume that if any decision is to be made, a meeting…should be scheduled.…It is only fair to make a decision when we've had a great team debate, right? Not really.…The first rule of meetings is when in doubt, do not call a meeting.…In practice, the opposite is often true.…For example, having a meeting on a regularly scheduled basis every week, just…for the sake of it, is not a defensible rationale.…
To give updates on a project in a meeting with the same people at the same time…every week, might be productive and it might be a waste of time.…What people fail to realize is that any meeting comes with many…difficult overhead costs.…To have a meeting, you have to schedule a time, which can be difficult if…many people are invited.…You also have to spend time planning the meeting.…
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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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