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Why Meetings Go Wrong

Here's how to fix them

Steven Rogelberg, a professor at UNC Charlotte, has spent decades researching workplace meetings and reports that many of them are a waste of time.

Why? Because the vast majority of managers aren’t trained in or reviewed on effective meeting management.

He explains how leaders can improve meetings — for example, by welcoming attendees as if they were party guests or banning use of the mute button on conference calls — and how organizations can support these efforts with better practices and policies, from creating meeting-free days to appointing a Chief Meeting Officer. Rogelberg is the author of the book The Surprising Science of Meetings: How You Can Lead Your Team to Peak Performance and the HBR article “Why Your Meetings Stink — And What To Do About It.”

Please select this link to read the complete article from Harvard Business Review.

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