In addition to collecting red ink, poor meeting processes will create poor morale, broken promises to customers, missed deadlines, frustrated management, etc. But what else can you do? Calling off future business meetings is not an option.
Effective communication at all levels is a critical competency that your organization must possess or quickly learn to succeed. Your meetings must be well-designed for success. There are basic rules for great interpersonal communication and meeting design — some of the most important ones are shown above. Use them to renew your commitment to excellent meetings. Remember that it's all in the preparation and the process!
About the author:
Chris Traynor, a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), is the director and knowledge scout for Whip-Smart Management Consulting, Wayne, N.J., and has 25 years of experience in the solid surface industry as a consultant to fabricators, distributors, manufacturers and associated firms. He can be reached at email@example.com