If you’ve ever walked into a meeting with high hopes of getting things done, and walked out feeling confused or annoyed that it was a waste of time, you’re not alone. Bad meetings happen to the best of us, and, unfortunately, they can happen often.
We put our heads together (in a meeting) to think of all the ways we can improve some of the most common meetings we have here, and ways to avoid pitfalls. If you adopt some of these tactics, you might even receive a rare and desirable compliment from your teammates— “Hey, great meeting!” Below is a list of five common meeting types — from 1-1s to status updates — and ways to improve each.
5 common meetings and ways to improve them