Mention the term "staff meeting" and you'll hear reactions ranging from the occasional comments about it being a waste of time to the more prevalent complaints of frustration or disinterest.
Staff meetings can and should be among the most satisfying, productive activities of any organization. And they can be-if meeting planners and chairpersons prepare for the all-too-common problems that afflict many staff meetings.
Let's consider a few of these problems, and the steps you can take to resolve them:
"We just can't get focused on the topics we discuss."
Solution: Distribute a detailed agenda. Take a few moments at the beginning of the meeting to review …