How to Set the Stage for Your Next Meeting

Posted on: December 28th, 2011 by bobmorris

Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here.

From the moment you send a meeting invite, as the meeting organizer you are responsible for setting the right tone and making the meeting a success. Here are three things you should do before people get in the room:

1. Clarify the objective(s). Make sure people know why they’re invited. If it’s to make a decision, give participants the time and materials they need to prepare.

2. Prep important people. Talk with key participants about agenda items ahead of time. You may hear insights that could change how you run the meeting.

3. Expect full participation. Ask attendees to do their homework, come with relevant materials, and show up ready to contribute.

Today’s Management Tip was adapted from Guide to Project Management.

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