Planning and Conducting an Effective Meeting

3 Pages Posted: 17 Jun 2009

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Jeffrey R. Edwards

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

Abstract

A considerable amount of our working lives is spent in meetings. However, as most managers will attest, meetings are often inefficient and tedious and fail to accomplish their intended objectives. Fortunately, these problems can often be avoided by carefully considering several important issues when planning and conducting a meeting. This note summarizes these issues.

Excerpt

UVA-OB-0373

PLANNING AND CONDUCTING AN EFFECTIVE MEETING

A considerable amount of our working lives is spent in meetings. However, as most managers will attest, meetings are often inefficient, tedious, and fail to accomplish their intended objectives. Fortunately, these problems can often be avoided by carefully considering several important issues when planning and conducting a meeting. These issues are summarized below.

What are your objectives for the meeting? Possibilities include:

· Solving a problem. Specific objectives may include:

- Defining the problem (what goals or objectives were not met, how important is the problem, how urgent is the problem, who owns the problem).

. . .

Keywords: leadership, meetings, planning

Suggested Citation

Edwards, Jeffrey R., Planning and Conducting an Effective Meeting. Darden Case No. UVA-OB-0373. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1421076

Jeffrey R. Edwards (Contact Author)

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

P.O. Box 6550
Charlottesville, VA 22906-6550
United States

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