Give all those invited to the meeting a clear understanding
of the intended objectives of the meeting in advance, so
that they know how to prepare for it.
For example, if your meeting is to set an outline for an
upcoming project, or to make a decision on a speciﬁc
matter, you should make this clear beforehand in any
emails or calls to schedule the meeting.
Creating a written agenda that can be emailed to all
attendees is a great way to ensure that everyone knows
exactly what they’ll need to be ready to discuss.
As the manager you
should be prepared to
lead a team meeting,
however you should
ensure that you do not
Invite opinions and
input from all
members of your
team. Keep in mind
that some of the
people in your
meeting may be shyer
about sharing their
ideas than others, and
be ready to ask
addressing the topics
that your meeting is
You should ensure
that you give all team
opportunity to speak
and to contribute.
When a topic or item on your meeting’s agenda has been
discussed in full, you should make sure that everyone is
clear on what the next step – or action point – is.
If you have discussed a speciﬁc task within a project, or an
ongoing team objective, you should ensure that you and the
whole team have a clear idea of who the action is on to take
responsibility for this.
Try to press for closure on all topics discussed, to ensure
that the meeting has had clear outcomes, and that each
topic has taken a step forward as a result of the meeting.
If you are holding a regular
team meeting, it is a great
idea to allow your team
members to take turns in
keeping the minutes each
time you meet. Alternatively,
it may be appropriate to
ensure that one of your team
members is keeping note of
every topic discussed, to later
be circulated in an email to all
attendees of the meeting.
This ensures that the
outcomes of your meeting
are made completely clear. In
a long meeting it is easy to
lose track of who said what,
and more importantly – who
committed to what. For this
reason it is a great idea to
ensure everyone has a record
of everything in writing!
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