Articles about Meetings

Morning Routine

Hate breakfast? Here’s how to make the day’s first meal suck less

We’re here to help you. Here are the best tips to make breakfast better – even if you really hate to eat in the morning.

Leadership

The dark side of collaboration and how to fight back

Multiple minds rarely think alike, yet joint decisions must be forged. This, of course, is both the curse and the magic of collaboration.

Productivity

Why smart people never bring smartphones into meetings

You are annoying your boss and colleagues any time you take your smartphone out during meetings — and women and people over 40 they're even more perturbed.

Work Fashion

8 work backpacks for adults that are cooler than your dad’s

What once was considered just for school-aged kiddos or for nerds are now a mainstream must-have for every professional’s wardrobe: backpacks.

Office Life

Google is making it easier to reschedule your meetings

If you're planning meetings, you have likely been caught in the endless cycle of 'availability when?' emails. But now, Google is introducing a better way.

Office Life

Survey: Workers reveal their biggest complaints about meetings

66% of office workers say a meeting that "starts or ends late" is their biggest complaint about meetings and 25% feel their "time in meetings is wasted."

How To

The secret to a good meeting: The meeting before the meeting

When it comes to giving persuasive presentations to senior executives, never underestimate what you can accomplish in the meeting before the meeting.

Leadership

Successful bosses run their most effective meetings exactly like this

if you’re going to lead a successful meeting, you have to think constantly about the participants. Boardrooms don't have to be boring.

Office Life

Study: Meetings with agendas are less wanted, but they work

Meetings can be time-sucking vortexes that steal our attention and energy. But here's some bad news for those of us who hate meetings — meetings work.

Meetings

Here’s how many people can be in a meeting before it’s unproductive, according to Harvard

Meetings are at peak production level when there are fewer people involved — specifically, no more than eight, according to Harvard Business Review.

Work-Life Balance

Your Google Calendar now wants you to totally check out on vacation

Though according to a recent Wrike survey of 1,000 American employees, one-third of employees intend on being available to work on vacation (and they have to do this in order to actually enjoy their vacation) your Google Calendar does not want you to even check your email if you are OOO. It just launched a new feature that will tell your community hours you are unavailable and will also act as your personal assistant and decline meetings for you. 

Office Culture

8 killer ground rules for meetings that make people compete to be there

We’ve all been in meetings where we check our watches. Our time is valuable. A well-run meeting makes people feel they are a part of progress – not process.

Communication

Bring the power of progress into your one-to-one meetings

As a leader, it’s up to you to help connect the dots between team members’ wins and the value their work provides to your company and customers. In the process, not only will your team members experience satisfaction, their output will improve as well. And that’s progress everyone can feel good about.

Bosses

You must meet one-on-one with your new hire in the first week … or else

When you get hired, your first week will set the tone for what happens next, according to a new survey. The researchers noticed that what retained new hires at the tech giant came down to a simple action — did their manager meet with them one-on-one that first week?

Office Life

How to encourage positive collaboration on team projects

Team projects at work can be hard enough, but how you act can have a big impact. Here's what you can do to help things run smoothly.

Meetings

How to keep your cool when someone threatens you at a meeting

Have you ever been in a high stakes meeting or in a conversation where someone challenges your position and you immediately start to feel the world closing in on you? Austrian psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl describes that moment this way: “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”

Office Life

7 golden rules to get the most out of your meetings

They’re an essential part of business life, but if you’re not careful, your meetings might simply be good for only one thing – zapping precious time.

Work Fashion

15 office clothing choices you should never make in the summer

Even though we live in an increasingly casual world where yoga clothes or post-yoga class or you walked by a yoga studio and thought about it but frozen yogurt instead clothes are the norm for everyday wear there are still a few lines you cannot cross in offices. Now, yes, many office environments like startups have literally what seems like zero rules when it comes to attire and in the summer, boundaries are especially pushed because of the higher temperatures which some people view as an excuse to wear ANYTHING.

Productivity

Depleted by decisions (how your brain makes choices that sabotage you and what to do about it)

The more choices you make throughout the day, the harder each one becomes for your brain, hence the need to take shortcuts at the expense of what will really benefit you in the long-term.

Meetings

This is what it takes to make a meeting successful

Skipping past all the generalized industry-speak on best practices for meetings, here are a few things company leaders and members should consider when quantifying these time blocks.

Technology

This new AI service will transcribe conference calls in real-time

With a new voice-driven, artificially-intelligent service, you'll never have to pay attention during long, boring conference calls again.

Office Life

3 ways to avoid being the person who talks more than anyone else in meetings

You don't ever want to be the person whose voice is the only thing people remember after a meeting because you talked so much. Here's how to avoid this, whether you're in charge of the meeting or just attending it.

How To

How to not look dumb when you get called on in a meeting you weren’t paying attention in

When your manager calls on you out of nowhere in a meeting— but you don't know what's going on— you probably want to sink into the floor. Here's how to handle a moment like this.

Advice

4 ways clever people use meetings to increase their visibility

Are meetings actually an opportunity to showcase yourself?

Office Life

8 surprising things ultra productive people do every day

You don’t need to work longer or push yourself harder — you just need to work smarter. Ultra-productive people know this. They squeeze every drop out of every hour without expending any extra effort.