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Types of Meeting Personalities and How to Interact with Them

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In business meetings, you’re bound to come across a multitude of personality types. Before having a meeting, it’s important to consider who will be present and the strengths and weaknesses of each attendee’s personality. Treating all meeting participants in the exact same way can be counterproductive because each person is motivated by different things. It’s important not to make assumptions about team members and how they will respond to activities and presentations. The following are some of the “unique” personalities you’re likely to encounter and how to embrace each of them.   The Leader  The leader is the person who sets the tone and agenda of a meeting and makes sure that everyone contributes to the meeting. The leader is a

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What Makes Meetings Effective?

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Have you ever found yourself sitting in a meeting, bored, wondering why you have to be there? Have you ever felt like a meeting you were in was long and directionless? Meetings take up a lot of time for employees, and particularly for managers. According to research, employees spend about 35% of their time in meetings and managers spend up to 50% of their time in meetings. What’s worse, many meetings are unproductive and leave you with little time to get actual work done. Despite this sad state of affairs, meetings aren’t going anywhere. In fact, each year, we spend an increasing amount of time in meetings. There are many different types of meetings, including problem-solving meetings, planning meetings, and staff meetings, to name a few. No matter

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