Meeting length proportional to agenda

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…you are to make an important and complex decision that affects many people across the organization.

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You want to invest the proper amount of time to investigate a key issue and its resolution.

Forces

  • Time frames for effective and efficient action-oriented dialogs are proportionally shorter when you have:
    • a narrowly focused agenda;
    • many others who have already spent time working on key issues; and/or
    • the objective is non-controversial but not well understood.
    • In such cases, you seek:
      • shared agreement;
      • the next steps people will take; and
      • structures for moving forward.

Therefore:

Match the gathering’s length to its agenda and goal.

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Sources

AuthorCategory:Marvin Weisbord + and Category:Sandra Janoff +
Goalinvest time and effort both effectively and efficiently +
SoMatch the gathering’s length to its agenda and goal. +
ThemeDon’t just do something, stand there! +
WishYou want to invest the proper amount of time to investigate a key issue and its resolution. +