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Posted October 19, 2006
Useful guidance on avoiding unproductive meetings
Anyone who ever spent 45 minutes in a meeting that digressed from budget concerns to what snacks to stock in the lunchroom will appreciate this book. Are meetings a necessary evil? Authors Glenn Parker and Robert Hoffman believe you can streamline your meeting procedures to eliminate wasted time and get results. During their research to help Novartis Pharmaceuticals improve the productivity of its meetings, they developed handy tools for improving meeting efficiency that you can apply to any type of session. Don¿t try to enumerate the '33 tools' promised in the subhead: the number refers to the 33 chapters, and each one offers useful advice. This guidebook provides easy-to-follow lists, templates, samples and techniques. We recommend it as a practical reference for anyone who ever wasted an afternoon at a badly managed meeting. If you¿re not the one running your next meeting, share your copy with that committee chair. Everyone will be grateful.
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