6 Tricks How To Run Meetings Effectively
Meetings are usually not that easy to lead. Sloppy agendas, indistinct rules and other structural mistakes are all the reasons of unsuccessful meetings. So we decided to find out the most effective tips of how to run the meetings effectively.
“Said little – then made follow-ups”
You always need to listen what people have to say. And after any formal meeting, the best way is to send a follow-up memo with a plan of action. This rule was created by Alfred Sloan, CEO GM, who ran the company for more than 30 years that were credited with inventing modern corporate structure.
A preparation is a key
There is no doubt, that before any meeting, you need to be prepared. For example, Tesla CEO Elon Musk is always ready to answer any question. And if you are not prepared, he will let you know about it.
Strict agenda will help you on any meeting
It’s always a good thing to bring a notebook with you on every meeting, and put there some discussion points.
The smaller, the better
The late Apple CEO Steve Jobs preferred minimalism. It helps to run the meetings in the simple way.
Bring high-potential employee with you.
At any given meeting, there will be someone there who doesn’t belong. This is by design.
Let people argue
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos hates when people are solidarity with each other. He suggests leaders to argue to find out the best decisions even when doing so is uncomfortable.