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A timekeper for meetings?

Sitting in meetings watching the people sitting around the table becoming increasingly bored leads me to wonder....

'If we had a timekeeper and agreed time slots would the meeting run in a tighter fashion?'

There are some great ideas available for improving meeting performance - such as Edward de Bono's 'Six Thinking Hats' but it is rarely used in organisations.

Someone once asked me if I spent any of my time dealing with business fundamentals - and my answer was yes, a lot of time.

Surely running effective meetings in an efficient manner is a business fundamental, something that should invigorate the team whilst creating solutions and making decisions that would otherwise not be made - not something that wastes peoples time.


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About the author Giles Johnston is a Chartered Engineer who specialises in helping businesses to grow and improve through better business processes. Giles is also the author of Business Process Re-Engineering and creator of the 'Making It Happen' continuous i…