Submitted by JLemien on
Does anyone know of audio or video recordings of an effective meeting that I should share with colleagues to show them what a well-run meeting could be like? They have 3 hour meetings with "fuzzy" agendas, no goals or action items, no parking lot, etc.
Be the meeting
I would suggest rather than show a video most people would assume isn't about them, start showing what an effective meeting is by running them. There are plenty of casts on how to have an effective meeting, but the keys I've gotten are:
When people get out of your well run meeting on time and with clear understanding of who does what, they will feel emboldened to do the same for theirs. You can help them in their wandering meetings by sticking to topics and bringning others back on track.
You could also take a page from Tim Ferris. If the meeting isn't productive, be upfront and tell people "I can only be here for topics X, Y, & Z." Discuss those things and leave. It won't help your colleague, but it will relieve your burden.
Handy list of 10 ways to get
Handy list of 10 ways to get the most of your upcoming team meeting by taking away some of the guesswork
For detailed process read article 10 Ways To Get The Most From A Team Meeting