Option 1: Ensuring That Meetings Lead to Action
Think back to a recent meeting you attended that was not effective. A good meeting planner can overcome this inertia by performing four steps: (Barrett, 2014, pp. 303-304)
- Assign specific tasks to specific people.
- Review all actions and responsibilities at the end of the meeting.
- Provide a meeting summary with assigned deliverables included.
- Follow up on action items in a reasonable time.
Explain each of these steps and describe how they could be implemented to improve the meetingâ€™s effectiveness. Be sure to clearly articulate the strategy to resolve the conflict.
Here are some questions to consider when writing your paper: (not required)
- Who called the meeting?
- What was it about?
- Was there an agenda?
- Was the purpose of the meeting accomplished?
- After the meeting, were minutes distributed that outlined tasks and deadlines?
- During the meeting, what role did you play all or most of the time (leader, scribe, facilitator, etc.)?
- What could have been done to make the meeting more effective?
Refer to this weekâ€™s readings for more information on the four steps. Your paper should be three to four pages in length, conform to CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements, and included appropriate references. The CSU-Global library is a great place to locate these resources. Refer to the rubric for grading details.