• Meetings


    This month’s podcast features meetings, by Cathy Jacka, a management consultant with POD (Professional ad Organisational Development). In it she makes a number of very useful observations and offers advice.

    • In the UK alone managers spent on average 60% of their time in meetings.

    • In the USA managers said that 80% of their meetings were unproductive.

    • In the UK alone an estimated 4,000,000 hours are spent in meetings every day.

    • Meetings are like tribal gatherings.

    • Can we improve the number of meetings, their length and their quality?


    • Ask why you are holding the meeting?

    • Have an agenda.

    • Start and end on time.

    • Only address the topics on the agenda.

    • Deal with the most important issues first.

    • Include the necessary people.

    • Have a chair.

    • Minutes: What actions, by whom, by when.

    Listen to the podcast on our Downloads Page. You’ll love Cathy’s refreshing style, practical tips and lively delivery.


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