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Typical meetings in America do not have prepared agendas 63% of the time.
Anything worth doing is worth planning for. So if a meeting is important, then it should be planned by creating an agenda. Meeting agendas can greatly enhance meeting productivity. Agendas help focus the meetings and keep it on track to time restrictions.
The most efficient meetings will start by following the 3T Rule for Meeting Agendas:
See full article with how to use the 3 T's at http://ezinearticles.com/?id=1173077.
The best meeting agendas will include the 3 Phases of Value-Added Meetings:
See full article one what to include in the 3 phases at http://ezinearticles.com/?id=1205357.
When I lead a meeting, at the beginning of each meeting I review the agenda and get everyone's agreement to it. This makes it easier to stick to the timeframes and topics that everyone accepted at the beginning. Sticking to the agenda results in a more productive use of time.
At the end of the meeting, I will review our progress against the agenda to show what we had accomplished. As part of any meeting close, where a follow-up meeting will occur, I ask the group to come up with a tentative meeting list of topics for the agenda of the next meeting. This motivates the group to make the next meeting highly successful too.
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