How to Hold Productive and Enjoyable Meetings

U. S. workers attend about 11 million meetings daily. Facilitated correctly, meetings are essential to collaborative work. Facilitated incorrectly, meetings can be unproductive, and, because it can take up to 25 minutes for the brain to refocus on a task after being interrupted, meetings can actually interfere with productivity after the meeting ends. Here are some tips to attain productive meetings. 1. Create a plan ahead of time. 2. Review the meeting’s objectives and define participant’s roles at the start of the meeting. 3. Schedule meetings for the minimum amount of time possible. 4. Take notes. 5.

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