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The 25 Minute Meeting: Achieve more on less time

The 25 Minute Meeting: Achieve more on less time

Donna McGeorge

ISBN: 978-0-730-35923-4

Sep 2018

192 pages

Select type: Paperback

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It often feels like we can’t get work done without meetings, sometime in multiple. Most people lament that there are too many of them and they are not effective, in fact, they are an outright waste of time. The problem is that we are still meeting the same way we have met for centuries. This may have been right for early industrial age organisations, but in a VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) filled world, this model simply doesn’t work to foster cooperation, collaboration and commication in a 21st century way. This book will focus on timing and getting sharper focus and tightened time frames. It’s about getting the same stuff done, more effectively and efficiently and recovering time…. our most valuable commodity.

The book will be structured around 3 key P’s:

1. Purpose

2. People

3. Process

It will feature key interviews with clients who adopt the practices contained within and explain how they manage to meet in 25-minutes

The content for the book will be based around the current work I am doing with these clients and the real-world research and application I am gathering:

  • Structuring a meeting that is fit for purpose
  • Tools that facilitate everything from creative brainstorming to consensus
  • Strategies and tactics other than a meeting
  • Profiling potential participants
  • Ensuring and leveraging diversity
  • To meet or not to meet
  • How to determine the right technology to use