New Study Reveals That Most Leaders Are Making This Big Mistake in Meetings Excerpt:
What does it take to run a decent meeting? Studies over the past few years show that you don’t necessarily need an agenda. Fancy reports, slick equipment, and even chairs are nice-to-haves at best. And while it hurts my heart to admit it, taking great notes matters more for what happens after the meeting than it does during the meeting itself.
In our research, my team at Lucid Meetings found that there are more than 55 million meetings every day in the U.S, consuming a conservative two trillion U.S. dollars in labor costs each year. That’s more than all the U.S. currency currently in circulation.
When you have a clear purpose for every meeting, you will show up better prepared. Your employees will see you in a better light. Even better, you’ll know to only invite those people relevant to the meeting’s purpose. Then, you’ll naturally get everyone involved, giving them that all-important opportunity to be heard and avoid this big mistake in meetings.