The skills for organising business meetings apply to almost everyone in the workforce, and especially to those in positions of leadership. A reasonable amount of planning and preparation is required to ensure that a meeting runs smoothly. The better the planning and the more prepared people are, the more likely the meeting is to achieve the desired outcome.
When planning a meeting, you should be able to clearly define its purpose. The purpose of the meeting will determine the size and style of the meeting to be held.
An inclusive meeting means everyone in your team feels like they have the opportunity and confidence to take part. By running an inclusive meeting, you’ll get different viewpoints, which may result in better outcomes.
Some examples of the types of meetings that are held in a workplace environment are:
Additional resource: The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) have a number of tools and resources for those wanting to run formal meetings. The AICD standards have been embraced by most of Australia’s large enterprises, and are now taught as the best practice in meeting protocols. Access these resources here: https://www.aicd.com.au/board-of-directors/meeting/agenda.html