Is there any aspect of modern business that is the subject of more complaining than meetings? (See my recent post “How to Use Meeting Complaints to Make Better Meetings”) Well, if there is any contender, it’s email. Today’s business folk have a love/hate relationship with email that grows more and more passionate as new collaborative […]
2015 is already proving to be a blockbuster year for corporate mergers and acquisitions. According to Thomson Reuters data, the first quarter saw more than $843 billion in global M&A activity, 72% higher than in Q1 2013. Domestic M&A had its most successful quarter since 2000, with more than $414.7 billion worth of deals announced. […]
There should be countless sentences that are scarier to hear than “Let’s set a meeting.” But in today’s business environment, where every company and sometimes every employee is equipped with their own unique mobile device, software and Internet connection, “Let’s set a meeting” can trigger a flurry of extra activity for the poor meeting organizer. […]
In a recent column for Management.Issues, organizational development consultant Tim Lambert offers this perspective: “Let’s be clear: disagreement and challenge are healthy activities. Without them, teams are denied innovation and progress.” Wise words, indeed. In the case of business meetings, however, “disagreement and challenge” could become too much of a good thing. Why? Because research […]
No amount of convenience that software tools and cloud services lend to arranging and joining meetings—in person, online or otherwise—seems to alleviate the frustrations of business people participating in those meetings. Last year, the staffing firm Robert Half Management Resources interviewed more than 400 U.S. workers age 18 and over who were employed in office […]
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