Articles about Meetings

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.

Advice

This is why all your meetings are disasters

Meetings have a bad reputation, and it’s not unwarranted: 65% of senior managers said meetings keep them from completing their own work, and 71% said meetings are unproductive and inefficient.

Humor

Here are 10 tricks to appear smart in business meetings

Like everyone, appearing smart in meetings is my top priority. Here are my 10 favorite tricks to quickly appear smart during meetings.

How To

What to say to coworkers when you don’t want to be around them

While you should always strive to do your best at work and build professional relationships with your coworkers, that doesn't mean you should give every minute of your workday over to other people. Here's how to make it clear that you sometimes need to be alone at work.

Advice

Ways to keep your next meeting from going off the rails

Meetings: You have to live with them in corporate America, which means you can't live without them.

How To

3 ways to decline a meeting you know you don’t need to attend

If you feel a pang of anxiousness when a dreaded meeting invitation lands in your email inbox, you're not alone. Here's how to manage requests for those meetings you know you shouldn't be invited to.

Productivity

This is what meetings will look like in 2028

How the bring-your-own-device landscape will continue to change the way meetings are viewed and conducted over the next decade, and how it could affect your company’s meeting culture.

Management

3 ways to salvage a meeting that’s gone sour after a big conflict

We've all been in meetings that have gone horribly off the rails. This is what you can do as a manager to diffuse the situation — either during or after the meeting.

Meetings

4 steps to 5-minute meetings

Trying to cut the bloat from meetings might lead to more effective time management and less wasted time during your day. Here are four steps to try.

Meetings

This is why meetings wreck productivity

In big companies, communicating that work is being done is often more important than actually doing any real work. Meetings kill productivity. Here's why.

Advice

What if we just banned meetings?

Meetings can be productive and useful. Here's why and how.

Office Life

Here’s how to communicate better in 3 common work situations

Knowing how to communicate correctly in each setting can spare you a world of frustration and keep you and your messages to your colleagues crystal clear.

Advice

4 ways to make sure your next meeting doesn’t go wildly off track

In a world with so many meetings that it's hard to keep up, you need to do everything in your power to make sure they don't get derailed.