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7 Deadly Sins of Business Meetings

7 Deadly Sins of Business Meetings


The last thing a meeting organizer wants is their attendees to be sitting in a conference room or on the phone wondering what the meeting is for, why they were asked to join, or what the output will be," says Kathryn Hammond, owner of Blue Spire Strategic Marketing, a Minneapolis-based marketing company. "If a meeting doesn't have a defined agenda and concrete next steps, I can almost guarantee you will see people playing with their phones or hear people typing in the background."

Here, seven deadly sins to watch for in business meetings -- and tips on how to redeem yourself.'



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Ron Purser
Ron Purser (Faculty)
19 years ago
This is an excellent "how to" article on how to manage and facilitate more
effective business meeetings. The article is organized into "7 sins" and "7
salvations" related to meeting issues. I have assigned the article as part of a
module on Group Process/Effective Meetings in my MBA Management class.