Some data from a survey of managers asking how they run meetings, and percentages for various techniques used.
Thirty percent of supervisors surveyed in a recent poll estimated they spent at least 16 hours a week in meetings. Here's how many do it right. (And you?)
Percentage of respondents who say they always --
allow all attendees to participate 88%
define a meeting's purposes 66
address each item on the agenda 62
assign follow-up action 59
record discussion 47
invite only essential personnel 46
write an agenda, with time frames 36
specify questions for each issue 12
Note: Seventy-one percent of respondents were working in companies with annual sales of less than $10 million.
Source: GM Consultants, Pittsburgh, 1993.
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