Meeting: Who Needs Them?

We all do!

Whether you are an executive, a manager, supervisor or project team leader, chances are that meetings are a significant part of your day. However, poor meetings may be the norm you are settling for rather than “Great Meetings”.

According to a recent survey of 300 senior Canadian managers, their number one pet peeve with meetings is either that they either start late or finish past the indicated time. Managers also begrudge being brought together when their presence and participation is not key to the meeting outcomes.  The use of PDAs and laptops for non-meeting related activities, along with people interupting one another follow closely in the list of of meeting issues. Accountemps identifies five signs that your meeting could be a time waster, and offers suggestions for how to correct it.  (see Accountemps Survey – Identifies Managers’ Biggest Meeting Pet Peeves).

Despite highly developed technical, professional and specialized skills, most managers do not have the necessary meeting facilitation competencies to design and lead focused and effective meetings. If this is true for you or your staff, have a look at our Masterful Facilitation Institute courses. Our in-house facilitation skill building programs are guaranteed to enhance the productivity of all your meetings.

Author: myriamlaberge

M.A. (Economics), Certified Professional Facilitator Founder & Managing Director