Not having the right people in the room is one of the top ten complaints people have about wasted meetings. Many organizations have a bad habit of including everybody and their sister on meeting invites. This just wastes time and dilutes engagement. Don’t let this happen. Go back to the purpose of the meeting.
- In order to accomplish our purpose, who needs to be in the room?
- Whose input, support, knowledge, or expertise is needed to reach the meeting goals?
Then, make sure those people are invited, available, and committed. If possible, try to limit the attendance of people who aren’t needed. Do what you can to invite the right people and only the right people.
How to Invite the Right People to Your Meetings (7) - John Poelstra
This episode examines the process I use and suggest to decide who to invite to specific meetings. Podcast: Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts In general, the best people to invite are those who can: Make decisions Give valuable input and insights Move things forward Inviting the wrong people often drags the meeting down, makes it difficult to facilitate, and make decisions.