Book The surprising science of meetings : how you can lead your team to peak performance / Steven G. Rogelberg.
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Call Number HF5549.5.C6 R634 2019
Media class: Book
Publisher: New York, New York : Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190689216 0190689218
Extent: xii, 180 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"A recent estimate suggests that employees endure a staggering 55 million meetings a day in the United States. This tremendous time investment yields only modest returns. No organization made up of human beings is immune from the all-too-common meeting gripes: those that fail to engage, those that inadvertently encourage participants to tune out, and those that blatantly disregard participants' time. Most companies and leaders view poor meetings as an inevitable cost of doing business. But managers can take heart: researchers now have a clear understanding of the key drivers that make meetings successful. In The Surprising Science of Meetings, Steven G. Rogelberg, researcher and consultant to some of the world's most successful companies, draws from extensive research, analytics and data mining, and survey interviews with over 5,000 employees across a range of industries to share the proven practices and techniques that help managers and employees enhance the quality of their meetings. For those who lead and participate in meetings, Rogelberg provides immediate direction, guidance, and relief, offering a how-to guide to change your working life starting today."--Amazon.com.
sect. 1. Setting the meeting stage. So many meetings and so much frustration -- Get rid of meetings? : no, solve meetings through science -- sect. 2. Evidence-based strategies for leaders. The image in the mirror is likely wrong -- Meet for forty-eight minutes -- Agendas are a hollow crutch -- The bigger, the badder -- Don't get too comfortable in that chair -- Deflate negative energy from the start -- No more talking! -- The folly of the remote call-in meeting -- Putting it all together -- Epilogue : Trying to get ahead of the science-- using science -- Tools. Meeting quality assessment : calculation of a wasted meeting time index -- Sample engagement survey and 360-degree feedback questions on meetings -- Good meeting facilitation checklist -- Huddle implementation checklist -- Agenda template -- Guide to taking good meeting minutes and notes -- Meeting expectations quick survey.