9 Ways to Make Sure You Have Effective Meetings [Infographic]

We’ve all been there – meetings that have gone on for too long, but nothing has been accomplished. When done right, meetings can make work easier, but more often than not they fill up your schedule and just waste everyone’s time.

Approximately $38 billion is lost every year in the US due to unproductive meetings. They’re an important part of the workplace, but what if there was a way to make sure you stayed on track and discussed what you needed to using the time you allotted.

It’s not just a pipe dream. Thanks to our friends at CT Business Travel and Neomam Studios here are 9 simple tips to regain control of your calendar and improve your meeting effectiveness.

 

 

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Lauren Kirkpatrick is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where she earned a Masters degree in digital/social media. She serves as the Social Media Manager for Switch & Shift and chat commander for #SocialLeader chat. She is also a social media assistant and blogger for our sister site Youtern. When out of the office, Lauren loves watching her Dodgers, Trojans and San Diego State Aztecs. She is a master DIYer, TV aficionado and expert baker. Follow Lauren on Twitter and connect with her on LinkedIn.

  • These are great tips! Keeping your meetings brief and focused really resonated with me. When I prep for the meeting I really think with the end in mind. What outcome, behavior, decision or action will result of this 20 minutes? Awesome post and Thanks!

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