Author: Lindsey Green

Why No One Wants to Go to Your Meeting — And How to Make it Better

It’s not uncommon to hear a collective groan from your employees when another meeting alert pops up on their calendars. After 10 years in the professional world at every level from assistant to Vice President, I’ve learned firsthand just how much impact a meeting can make. We hope our team leaves a meeting excited, inspired and ready to work, but I’ve also sat through meetings where an associate actually fell asleep on their laptop. Not good. It can be taxing having to step away from daily tasks, but more importantly, badly run meetings can severely hamper productivity. After years of being over scheduled myself, I’ve learned a few tips to help make meetings and check-ins smarter and productive — not just an hour wasted during the work day. Be Selective One of the biggest pain points of meetings is that there’s simply too many people in them. Invite only the crucial members of each team, the ones who truly need to be there. If a key team member is unable to make the meeting, let …