Making Meetings Work: Achieving High Quality Group Decisions / Edition 1

Making Meetings Work: Achieving High Quality Group Decisions / Edition 1

by John E. Tropman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803973594

ISBN-13: 9780803973596

Pub. Date: 01/28/1996

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Meetings occupy so much time, relate to so many key functions and cost so much money that improving their efficiency should be a vital issue for managers. Often humorous, this down-to-earth guide covers everything one needs to know about meetings including: agenda preparation; what happens behind the scenes before and after meetings; handling the flow of ideas

Overview

Meetings occupy so much time, relate to so many key functions and cost so much money that improving their efficiency should be a vital issue for managers. Often humorous, this down-to-earth guide covers everything one needs to know about meetings including: agenda preparation; what happens behind the scenes before and after meetings; handling the flow of ideas and proposals; making high quality decisions; managing emotions; and dealing with conflicting values and personalities. Based on extensive studies of people who run successful meetings, this book is an excellent practical resource.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803973596
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Playing the Meetings Game
PART ONE: PARADIGM SHIFT
Principle Driven
The Seven Imperatives
PART TWO: MANAGING FOR MEETING SUCCESS
Managing Agenda Organization
The Fraction Rules
Managing Agenda Design
The Rule of the Agenda Bell
Managing Meeting Text
Writing Agendas, Minutes and Reports
Managing Participant Trust
The Integrity Rules
Managing Pre-Meeting and Post-Meeting Tasks
Managing Meeting Rehearsals, Performances and Audiences
Managing the Emotional Elements of Meetings
Managing the Flow of Ideas and Proposals in Meetings and Dealing with Difficulties in Idea Processing
Managing the Bases for Decisions in Meetings
The Decision Rules
Managing the Accomplishment of Decision and Choice
Managing Positions and Roles in Meetings
Managing the Tasks and Functions in Meetings
Managing the Blending of Conflicting Values
Managing Meeting Assessment
The Evaluation Rules
PART THREE: BECOMING A MASTER MEETING MANAGER: SOME TIPS ON APPLICATION
Implementing Excellent Meetings
Strategies and Tactics
Implementing Total Quality Meetings (TQM)
PART FOUR: STRATEGIC PERSPECTIVES ON MEETINGS, DECISIONS AND POLICY
The Meeting
Lore and Legend, or The Negative Culture of Meetings
What Are the Presenting Problems in Meetings?
But Why DO Things Go Wrong?
Total Quality Management = Total Quality Decisions

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