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Making meetings better

V – so what’s new this month? A – the thing that struck me was the number of meetings that were a waste of time or not as effective as they could be. M – Oh same old, same old.  If only the rest of

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Putting the work into workshops – a matter of life and death

Making meetings effective could be a life and death issue. Partnership working often requires joint delivery of something – whether a strategy, programme of action, event or whatever.  But producing something jointly is a challenge.  That’s one of the reasons why in organisations tasks are

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3 x 3 ways to waste less time in meetings

I was struck last week by how two different meetings failed to be as effective as they might have been, and how it was simple, and well-known advice that could have improved them. Both suffered from many of the classic problems with meetings.  People turned