Meetings and Mental Health

Meetings and Mental Health

Are you one of the many people who find meetings, or certain meetings, stressful? On World Mental Health Day, we’re encouraged to consider the mental health of those around us. The Health and Safety Executive tells us that one in four of us will experience a mental...
How to effectively chase up meeting actions

How to effectively chase up meeting actions

If you look back at old meeting minutes and wonder why some of the actions you agreed back then still haven’t been completed, then there are probably a couple of likely causes; the first is how well the action was documented in the first place, and another is will be...
How to make a meeting shorter

How to make a meeting shorter

Everyone hates long meetings right? Well not everyone, and sometimes you need a long meeting to make a big decision or discuss a complex topic. That doesn’t excuse the vast majority of meetings though that are needlessly long. Beset by over enthusiastic...
How to Deal with Late Arrivals

How to Deal with Late Arrivals

We don’t mean to turn up late, but with so many meetings in the day one inevitably runs over and clashes in to the next one. When you are running your own meeting, you know other people are trying their best to get loads of stuff done, but it is very annoying...
AOB at the start?

AOB at the start?

Surely AOB comes at the end right? We don’t think so. An AOB section near the end of a meeting is a timebomb waiting to go off. People can save up really important issues for then, and just when the chair is winding up proceedings to everyone can get on their...