Meeting Rules

We all know meetings are a curse. Here are some rules by law firm consultant David Maister that hopefully will make your meetings more productive.

  1. Do not call meetings when some other form of information sharing is possible.
  2. Since most people can read ten times faster than a presenter can speak, send material ahead.
  3. Meetings need to have concrete goals (a purpose for what must be accomplished), not just an agenda.
  4. Select specific start and stop times and stick to them
  5. Restrict attendance to only those who must be there
  6. Appoint a reporter at the beginning of the meeting, charged with recording the discussion, writing it up, and circulating the meeting notes within 24 hours

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