Monday, February 6, 2012

Core Assumptions On Meetings

The below is from the book by Stanley Bing entitled, Executricks.

  1. No long meeting should take place if it can be replaced by a short meeting.
  2. No short meeting should take place if it can be replaced by a phone conversation, e-mail, or memo.
  3. Essential meetings should involve only those who are necessary to make decisions.
  4. One need not attend meetings in which one's purpose at the meeting is either purely formal or wholly unclear.
  5. It is the responsibility of every person at a meeting to get to closure as soon as possible.
  6. The best possible meetin is the one that is actually a conversation between two people not afraid to make a decision.