These days, “meeting” is a dreaded word around the office.
A recent study in The Salary Reporter found that 9 out of 10 workers prefer to interact in any other way than meetings, and 47% of employees say meetings are the #1 time-waster at the office.
Meetings can be a great opportunity to share information with colleagues, build skills, motivate and give the team a chance to sound off. But even the most well-planned meetings can be a total loss if meeting personalities are not handled in an effective way.
It’s common for meeting partners to assume certain roles in different meeting contexts, and unproductive meeting personalities are one of the main culprits for out-of-control meetings.
Identifying and understanding meeting personality types can help you get workplace meetings back on track and improve overall productivity. It’s important to understand the motivation behind the various meeting roles to be able to handle them more effectively.