Since the beginning of this year, I’ve been sharing specific ideas on the blog about getting things done, on improving your productivity. As I have mentioned in earlier video posts, many leaders tell me that poor meeting management seriously hampers their ability in getting things done. And in fact, my last two instalments in this video series (four-column agendas, “action minutes”) have focused specifically on ideas to overcome this. So I thought I’d share another tip today on how you can make your meetings a powerful source of getting things done. It is to assign three key roles in every meeting.
Assign three key roles in every meeting
There are three critical roles that are required for every successful meeting. The three roles are chairperson, timekeeper, and minute taker. Now, this is important, the three roles must be filled by three DIFFERENT people. If you’ve been to the meeting from hell, you already know what happens when the same person plays all three roles – it doesn’t work out that well! Continue reading