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close this bookHundred Tips for a Better Management (Aga Khan Foundation, 1993, 70 p.)
close this folderRunning effective meetings
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View the document9. Before you call a meeting, decide if you should have one at all10
View the document10. If you must have a meeting, plan how to get the most out of it11
View the document11. Guide your team in having more effective discussions12
View the document12. Start on time; End on time13
View the document13. How to chair a meeting14
View the document14. Don't sit on the results of a good meeting; follow up with a plan of action15
View the document15. Maximise what you can get out of a ''brainstorming'' session16

14. Don't sit on the results of a good meeting; follow up with a plan of action15

Great enthusiasm and creativity can come out of a good meeting. But often ideas and promised actions are neglected or delayed soon after the meeting has ended. Some ways to capitalise on the momentum generated by a productive meeting include:

  • End meetings with a summary of agreed-upon actions.
  • Establish a norm to "do it the next day."
  • Send out reminders to people a few days later.
  • When action is not forthcoming, call people to ask if you can help in some way.
  • At your next meeting, provide a status report of agreed-upon actions from the previous meeting.