Guest post by Amanda Mcphail.
For better or worse, meetings are a fact of life in business. Properly run, meetings are vital for communication, coordination, planning, and accountability.
Improperly run, they are perceived as a waste of time and an interruption of “real work.” But as Gino Wickman points out in his book Traction, “For those of us who lead and manage organizations, meetings are pretty much what we do.”
In a professional capacity, meetings play an important role in fostering communication between team members. During a meeting, new ideas are discussed, deals are negotiated, and action items are assigned. Meetings ensure that employees get a say in the way things are being run, and serve as a morale booster.