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Design an Agenda for an Effective Meeting

Video Description

We’ve all been in meetings where participants are unprepared, people veer off-track, and the topics discussed are a waste of the team’s time. These problems—and others like them—stem from poor agenda design. An effective agenda sets clear expectations for what needs to occur before and during a meeting. It helps team members prepare, allocates time wisely, quickly gets everyone on the same topic, and identifies when the discussion is complete. If problems still occur during a meeting, a well-designed agenda increases the team’s ability to effectively and quickly address them. In this HBR webinar, team leadership expert Roger Schwarz shares practical tips for designing an effective agenda that can improve the performance of your team. He also provides sample agendas and offers practical examples about how agendas improve meetings as well as team effectiveness.

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