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7 Hacks to Kill Useless Meetings

7 HACKS D TO KILL USELESS MEETINGS We all know that meetings can be a drag and a productivity killer. Executives say that 67% of most meetings are a waste of time." But they don't have to be. Here's seven easy ways to engage your team and make your meetings more constructive. Think before you schedule Define your agenda and outcomes 30 AGENDA 10 X 1:30 X 5:30 Always ask yourself: Does this really require a Agendas set expectations and keep things on track. And with clear objectives, attendees stay meeting? Or would direct conversation or a team chat workspace be more effective? Useless on topic and come prepared to get things done. meetings are the fastest way to kill productivity. 3 Schedule shorter meetings Most meetings can be much shorter, and more productive. Try 15-20 minute meetings. It will engage teams and force attendees to come prepared and make better use of the time. 4 Start and end on time 5 Stay on topic TIME'S UP! Respect people's time; they will appreciate it It's easy for discussions to go sideways. Effective meeting leaders keep things on and be punctual in return. Try making it fun by using an egg timer. When it goes off, the topic and put off tangents until the end of meeting is over. meeting or another time. Send materials in advance 2 Designate a scribe START: 10 AM AGENDA Collectively reading a document during a meeting is a waste of time. Sending materials in advance sets the expectation Capturing and sharing notes and action items are critical for making meetings effective, as well as guiding future meetings. Give the job to the multitasker on your team to help them for everyone to come prepared and ready to maximize discussion time. stay focused. TRY THESE HACKS TODAY, YOUR COWORKERS WILL THANK YOU! Tweet your #meetinghacks to @fuze could be featured in an upcoming eBook. and you How Fuze Helps Address the Meeting Problem Engaging meetings Maya's instant meet ing 727-233-548 INVITE Fuze's easy-to-use video conferencing brings people together, keeps them focused and engaged, and improves meeting productivity. 92% Respondents said they were least likely to multitask during video calls (4%) compared to in-person meetings (16%), phone conferencing (57%) and web conferences (23%).? of survey respondents confessed to multitasking during meetings.? Shared notes, agendas and tasks Maya's instant meeting 727-233-548 Fuze's shared notes helps teams collaborate, create agendas, and outline to-do lists. The in-app notes live within context of the meeting and are easily shared after. Ultimate project workspaces TBUIT Fuze Spaces are ideal for collaborating and communicating around a project. Spaces connect the creation, sharing and reviewing of content all in one place – together with your meetings. Try Fuze for free at www.fuze.com f fuze SOURCES 1. Executives consider over 67% of meetings to be failures. CNBC - http://www.cnbc.com/id/48898453 2. Fuze Meeting Behavior Survey, SurveyMonkey 2013

7 Hacks to Kill Useless Meetings

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We all know that meetings can be a drag and a productivity killer. Executives say that 67% of most meetings are a waste of time. But they don’t have to be. Here are seven easy ways to engage your te...

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