Meetings can be such time wasters. You get to a meeting on time and wonder when it’s going to start because half the people haven’t shown up. You go through the meeting not exactly sure why your there and what you can contribute. And it drags on and you’re not even talking about work, you’re chatting about the last vacation your colleague had. It makes you want to bolt out the door, leave work and lie on a sandy beach to forget it all.
You can have productive meetings. Here are a few techniques to incorporate to make meetings go more smoothly.