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A GUIDE TO ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER A MEETING
Plantronics | January 2016
Better meetings:
plan...
2© Plantronics 2016. All Rights Reserved.
Introduction
At their best, meetings are productive,
stimulating, and worthwhile...
© Plantronics 2016. All Rights Reserved. 3
Before a meeting
O R G A N I Z E R PA R T I C I PA N T
1. Identify the
purpose
...
© Plantronics 2016. All Rights Reserved. 4
O R G A N I Z E R PA R T I C I PA N T
3. Prepare Provide pre-read meeting
mater...
© Plantronics 2016. All Rights Reserved. 5
O R G A N I Z E R PA R T I C I PA N T
1. Be efficient Without exception, start ...
© Plantronics 2016. All Rights Reserved. 6
O R G A N I Z E R PA R T I C I PA N T
1. Summarize Provide meeting notes. Read ...
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It’s time to build a better meeting
Our Better Meetings Blueprint gives you practical
guidance on how to organize and pa...
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A GUIDE TO ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER A MEETING.

At their best, meetings are productive, stimulating, and worthwhile—making them powerful team builders, motivators, and taskmasters. At their worst, however, they can be distracting, boring, and pointless—making them big time wasters.

It was no different here at Plantronics. So we asked ourselves a simple question: “How can we make meetings better?”

It’s time to build a better meeting!


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Plantronics: Better Meetings - planning for success

  1. 1. 1 A GUIDE TO ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER A MEETING Plantronics | January 2016 Better meetings: planning for success © Plantronics 2016. All Rights Reserved.
  2. 2. 2© Plantronics 2016. All Rights Reserved. Introduction At their best, meetings are productive, stimulating, and worthwhile—making them powerful team builders, motivators, and taskmasters. At their worst, however, they can be distracting, boring, and pointless—making them big time wasters. It was no different here at Plantronics. So we asked ourselves a simple question: “How can we make meetings better?” One way is to ensure everyone is prepared so they can contribute effectively. And to help, we have identified the key responsibilities for meeting leaders and participants that, if taken on, will make meetings better for everyone.
  3. 3. © Plantronics 2016. All Rights Reserved. 3 Before a meeting O R G A N I Z E R PA R T I C I PA N T 1. Identify the purpose Identify—and communicate—what you want to achieve by meeting. Understand the purpose of the meeting and what you can contribute. 2. Assemble the right people Invite key stakeholders, subject matter experts, and decision makers. If not clear from the invitation, ask why you’ve been invited.
  4. 4. © Plantronics 2016. All Rights Reserved. 4 O R G A N I Z E R PA R T I C I PA N T 3. Prepare Provide pre-read meeting materials at least 24 hours in advance. Review the meeting materials and prepare comments. 4. Organize Provide correct links, call-in numbers, and passcodes. Copy any links, call-in numbers, or passcodes to your calendar for quick reference. Before a meeting
  5. 5. © Plantronics 2016. All Rights Reserved. 5 O R G A N I Z E R PA R T I C I PA N T 1. Be efficient Without exception, start the meeting on time. Be on time or early. 2. Stay focused Drive the agenda and engage participants. Be present and engaged. 3. Align on next steps Always have a set of actions, and identify who is to perform them, at the end of the meeting. Understand the actions you need to take after the meeting. wDuring a meeting
  6. 6. © Plantronics 2016. All Rights Reserved. 6 O R G A N I Z E R PA R T I C I PA N T 1. Summarize Provide meeting notes. Read the meeting notes, and provide feedback. 2. Follow through List all actions and those responsible for them. Follow through on the actions for which you are responsible. 3. Provide feedback Ask for feedback on topics covered and the action items. Use a meeting assessment form to score and provide comments. After a meeting
  7. 7. 7 It’s time to build a better meeting Our Better Meetings Blueprint gives you practical guidance on how to organize and participate in meetings that have purpose, direction, and action. Download the complete Better Meetings Blueprint NOW. © Plantronics 2016. All Rights Reserved.

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