How to Make a Lousy Meeting Better If You're Not the Facilitator
Use these strategies to help the whole team enjoy a more productive meeting
Most companies don't design their meetings with intention. Instead, they leave it up to each individual to figure how to meet on their own. Since companies also fail to provide meeting skills training, they get constant complaints about too much time wasted in unproductive meetings.
This catch-as-catch-can approach to meeting performance is the status quo for most companies, so one of the most frequently asked questions I get is: "How can I make our meetings better when I'm not in charge?"
First, I think it's really important to recognize what's happening here. Every person who asks this question works with someone who isn't doing their job.
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