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Most people begin planning their meetings by creating an agenda; this is a serious mistake. The first step should always be defining the purpose of the meeting. Everything else follows the purpose.

Ask yourself:

  • Why are we meeting?

  • What do we need to accomplish?

  • What are the meeting’s goals and objectives?

  • What are the meeting deliverables?

  • What will be different for us as a result of our meeting?

Once you have clearly identified the purpose and goals of the meeting, the next question you must ask yourself is:

Do we really need a meeting?

The biggest contributor to wasted meeting time is holding meetings that aren’t needed. Is a meeting the best way to accomplish this goal? Would an email or a quick group chat suffice?