"She's in a meeting right now. Would you like to leave a message?"
If you're like us, you spend a significant amount of your work week in meetings. We just read that the average employee spends 31 hours of what is considered wasted time per month in meetings. Make that time count by using these great strategies from iMarketingProfs.
Start with a clear, concise agenda to keep the group on course.
Designate a meeting leader who can tactfully cut off someone trying to hijack the meeting.
If no hard-wired technical support is needed, take it outside into the fresh air.
Be sure to leave time for a brief recap to make sure everyone is sure of their own action items.
More is not always better. The more people, the more opportunity for interference.