Meetings. Who likes them? Who hates them? Meetings, just for the sake of having meetings are useless, and “good” meetings that accomplish what they are supposed to are better, but many of us complain about having “too many meetings!” (By the way, how many are too many?)
But in most situations, you need to have meetings. The key is to have good meetings that are well run, and at which attendees participate. Six Tips for Getting People Involved at Meetings shares some good suggestions to help you manage the group dynamics at your meetings, especially if you’re the one in charge. If your meetings are becoming “snooze fests” you might want to check out these tips.
They’re not so hard. My favorites are “Call people by their names” and “Respect their dignity.” What’s yours?