Dave Lovemartin

Effective meetings

Two things that make a difference after every meeting

last tended: 21.02.2024

I read this article from the Harvard Business Review about Effective Meetings and it’s amazing how many times this has helped me at work. I keep coming back to its simple advice:

That’s it.

In implementing this, I’ve found I can get people to read the notes by asking them to check for accuracy.

I rarely take detailed notes about everything that has been spoken about, you might as well just record the meeting, but I like to capture decisions and actions.

Ensure that each action has an owner and ask them to report back when they complete the task (or provide a status update at an agreed future point) so you don’t have to remember to chase.

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