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15 Safe Ways To Have Fewer Mandatory Employee Meetings

January 12, 2021

The goal of any team meeting is to share information, have valuable discussions and get everyone on the same page. However, surveys consistently show that employees feel meetings waste too much time that could be spent on more productive efforts.

Company leaders can combat this problem by prioritizing efficiency in any necessary meetings and eliminating unnecessary ones. Not sure where or how to start making cuts to the number of mandatory employee meetings you have?

Here, the experts of Forbes Coaches Council share 15 effective ways to safely reduce the number of meetings your employees are forced to attend without facing negative consequences or problematic lapses in communication.

3. Start With An Objective Before Inviting Attendees

Make sure you start with an objective for every meeting, then decide who to invite. Don’t invite people to meetings who won’t help further the objective of the meeting. Many people created a lot of meetings to stay connected during the Covid-19 pandemic. It is time to look at all of those and evaluate if they are needed. Redesign meetings to suit the new reality. A lot can be eliminated or streamlined.

Originally posted at Forbes.com.

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