I'm A C And My Direct Is A C➡
This cast concludes our conversation on how to run timely meetings.
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I tend to book necessary meeting rooms on the hour, since most other meetings end on the hour (occasionally on the half-hour. Then I invite all attendants for 15 minutes past that, to allow for the previous meeting to end (not on time, usually) and to set-up and prepare my meeting. This is a nuisance because of the double booking necessary, one for the room and one for the participants (Any ideas for better efficiency is welcome), and initially people are late because they do not expect meetings to start 15 minutes past the (half-) hour, but normally they get used to it very quickly. Most of the "meeting cultures" require such behavior, since hardly any meeting ends on time. Anyone had similar experiences? Better ideas? Regards, Johan
I have found that people expect meetings to be scheduled on the hour, so if the meeting requires any set up before hand, or I suspect a previous meeting may overrun, I book the meeting room for half an hour before the meeting itself starts. Those at the meeting don't realise so turn up on time, and I've got spare time to clear out the previous meeting and set up the room.
Hope this helps
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