How to Run Unproductive Meetings

Syafrizal Sharif
Aug 13, 2018 · 2 min read

We spent so many times on a 2-hour meeting that could have been an email. You’ll notice the moment where there’s no specific agenda (worse if the meeting has one but nobody sticks to it).

It is pretty easy to run an unproductive meeting. Dragging discussion for hours, delaying your team from getting back to work to make actual progress.

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Follow this tips if you want to frustrate your team with long, agonizing meetings:

No set-up until everyone is in the room

Review previous discussions while adding nothing new

Don’t prepare an agenda, or skip it if you have one

Avoid making decisions during the meeting


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