How to Run Effective Meetings

Posted in : How To... with Dr. Gerry McMahon on 14 July 2023
Dr. Gerry McMahon
Productive Personnel Ltd
Issues covered: Meetings; Employee Engagement

John Cleese of ‘Fawlty Towers’ fame put it well, when he succinctly named one of his earliest training films ‘Meetings Bloody Meetings’!Too often meetings take on a life of their own, being time consuming, badly planned and occasionally fractious, thus prompting the question: ‘What the hell am I doing here?’.

Whether ‘in person’ or online, we all have to attend meetings. In an ideal world, these meetings should help to:

  • Make decisions and introduce new policies/practices.
  • Inform and involve people, whilst sharing problems and agreeing solutions.
  • Enable discussion, get opinions and feedback and change knowledge, skills and attitudes.
  • Persuade, inspire and motivate attendees.
  • Resolve

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This article is correct at 14/07/2023

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Dr. Gerry McMahon
Productive Personnel Ltd

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