More on Meetings

More on Meetings

I've written before about the importance of making sure your meetings are an effective use of everyone's time.

Teena Whittenhall from Protech Associates shared these two gems with me that I heartily endorse:

  • A meeting without an agenda is called a "waste of time."
  • A meeting without documented action items will have to be repeated.

Put another way, when meeting participants join a meeting, they should know the reason for the meeting (agenda). And when they leave the meeting, they should know what's expected of everyone after the meeting (documented action items).

These are seemingly simple steps that are often overlooked, but if adhered to religiously will make your meetings incredibly effective (and possibly minimize the number and length of your meetings!).

Wes's Wednesday Wisdom Archives

A system change requires a culture change

November 6, 2019

A system change requires a culture change By its very nature, when you introduce a …

A system change requires a culture change Read More »

Where is that data?

October 30, 2019

Where is that data? This is what data management nirvana looks like: When the question starts with …

Where is that data? Read More »

Be deliberate, but act quickly

October 23, 2019

Be deliberate, but act quickly Be deliberate, but act quickly. These are my words of …

Be deliberate, but act quickly Read More »

Why associations don’t like the “S” word

October 16, 2019

Why associations don’t like the “S” word A couple of weeks ago I asked my …

Why associations don’t like the “S” word Read More »

The “S” stands for “Standard”

October 9, 2019

The “S” stands for “Standard” In a conversation with a past client, we were discussing …

The “S” stands for “Standard” Read More »

Is that meaningless data?

September 25, 2019

Is that meaningless data? I’m not a big quotes guy, but one of the few …

Is that meaningless data? Read More »

Be aware of unintended consequences

September 18, 2019

Be aware of unintended consequences I’ve written before that every decision involves a trade-off. When …

Be aware of unintended consequences Read More »

Positive change is harder to see

September 11, 2019

Positive change is harder to see Humans are wired to see negative change because we …

Positive change is harder to see Read More »

MVP: Minimum Viable Product

September 4, 2019

MVP: Minimum Viable Product In product development there is a concept known as MVP, or …

MVP: Minimum Viable Product Read More »

You always need a reason for collecting data

August 28, 2019

You always need a reason for collecting data When you ask for data from someone …

You always need a reason for collecting data Read More »

Scroll to Top