When I entered the workforce, my first employer showed staff a video on how to make business meetings more productive. The video was entitled Meetings, Bloody Meetings with John Cleese and Robert Hardy. It remains one of my favourite videos on the topic.
Today, there are new ideas on making a business meeting more productive. In the article "Here's One Way to Fix Boring Meetings" by Jena McGregor, two newer ideas are discussed; i.e. stand-up meetings and walking meetings.
In stand-up meetings, employees stand in order to make "the gatherings more effective or more efficient".
In walking meetings, attendees walk step by step. This type of meeting was popularized by Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg.
Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have recently published their findings in relation to standing meetings. Their research indicates that "standing meetings improve creativity and teamwork".
For additional information on improving business meetings, here are a few recent titles available at the Toronto Public Library:
|Effective Meetings in 7 Simple Steps||HBR Guide to Making Every Meeting Matter||Talk Lean: Shorter Meetings, Quicker Results, Better Relations|
For more titles, search the Toronto Public Library catalogue with the recommended subject Business meetings.