When meetings consistently go long, it shows your project team two things: that the host of the meeting is ineffective at managing time, and that the host does not respect anyone else’s schedule or time.
Meetings that consistently go 5, 10, or 15 minutes late create a ripple-effect that can turn someone’s entire day off kilter, since they could be stuck in the neverending cycle of starting a meeting 5 minutes late, which means it finishes 5 minutes late, and so on and so forth.
Sticking to an Agenda can really help end the Neverending-Status-Meeting-Saga that can waste hours of your team’s time, while still giving you time to connect with your team as a whole and get through the good times and the bad together.
Abby Dryer, PMP is a Chicago-based Project Manager, specializing in system integration.
Protect your company by creating Corporate Minutes for all your business' official meetings.She focuses much of her energy on team-building and morale - as a cohesive team with high morale can be a determining factor in the success or failure of a project.We have updated the terms and conditions of our Rocket Lawyer On Call® Service Level Agreement that apply to your use of the platform and products and services provided by Rocket Lawyer.However, project status meetings are only as effective as the participation they yield, so it is important to make the status meeting efficient enough to encourage as many team members as possible to attend and contribute to the meeting.The main failure of many status meetings is their inability to stick to the predetermined schedule.