Meetings

Do you make meetings painful for others?

Not everyone loves meetings, and no one can stand the people who show up and just make things worse. If you don’t want to be one of those people, blogger Alison Green has a list of 10 behaviors you need to be sure to avoid.

Avoid saying these 5 things in meetings

Meetings can be a wonderful collaboration tool or a wasteful, hostile time sink. Ideally they give colleagues an opportunity to share ideas, give kudos and enjoy one another’s company. They “are also a place where people jockey for position, work out disagreements and hurt each other’s feelings,” says Gretchen Rubin. She outlines some phrases that can really serve to undermine others.

1-Minute Strategies: October '14

Make sharing the first thing you do when you get home after work ... Take 225 words of notes per minute with a pen ... Does it really take 10,000 hours of practice to master a skill as author Malcolm Glad­­well claims?

7 great meeting icebreaker tips

Getting meeting participants comfortable with one another and ready to work can be a big challenge, particularly when individuals don’t know each other or have worked together only once or twice. Here are icebreaker tips to move past that awkward stage and get things rolling.

Strive to take better meeting notes

Poorly written notes from a meeting may result in confusion over who is supposed to do what moving forward. To keep assignments clear and concise, follow these tips.

Meetings made easier at airports

Welcome to the future, where flying into a city for a meeting or business conference might mean venturing no farther than the airport itself. With travel budgets shrinking, flying in and out of an airport on the same day after having a meeting is becoming a legitimate option, travel and meeting professionals tell New York Times reporter Amy Zipkin.

Planning your first big event? Here's what you need to know

When you think of planning an event, does your stress level rise? Event planning can be difficult, but there are ways to make it less so.

4 statements can kill your meetings

To make meetings productive, John Brandon suggests keeping these four statements out of the conversation.

Get the team together for a huddle

Many of us work with colleagues who are based in different places. Coordinating progress and figuring out how to work together can be a time-consuming endeavor. That’s why Huddle is a lifesaver.

Micro-meetings find a home in hotels

Not all meetings take place in large conference centers these days. Intimate meeting spots are popping up in hotels and office buildings, Ryan Rudnansky writes.