Remind people of any preparation needed before the meeting and about actions that were promised last time. Informal reminders might help regular latecomers.
- It's a little bit controlling,…but you might want to consider nagging people…a little bit of time before your meeting.…Reminding them, you could call it.…I think there are three areas that are worthy of reminders.…The first one is, people who are regularly late.…Being late once is fine, it's one of those things.…Well, maybe it's not completely fine.…I'd like to know that they allowed plenty of time…and were really unlucky to be late.…But anyway, much worse than a one-off…is the person who's regularly late; that's really rude.…
And I think, because they're often late,…they've given you the right to nag them just a little bit.…You could do a general reminder to everyone,…either on the agenda or by separate email,…something like, "Could everyone please be there on time?…We've got a lot to cover."…Or even specifically to the person,…either by email or face-to-face,…"John, you'll make sure you're on time…to the meeting tomorrow, won't you?…I really need you there from the start.…Your contribution is particularly important this time."…
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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.