The Most Important Tool for Successful Meetings
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by Guila Muir
Do you wish you ran better meetings? By using an outcome based agenda, you will experience an immediate, extraordinary improvement.
What is an Outcome-Based Agenda?
Put simply, an outcome-based agenda is a plan that states “what will have changed” by the end of the meeting.
You, the meeting leader, develop and execute the meeting outcomes. These serve as your job description for the meeting’s duration.
Meeting outcomes always begin with the words, “By the end of this meeting, we will have…” The verb you choose to finish this statement is of utmost importance.
Do you see the difference in the examples below? They are listed in the order of complexity:
- “By the end of this meeting, we will have discussed…”
- “By the end of this meeting, we will have brainstormed…”
- “By the end of this meeting, we will have decided…”
The biggest mistake meeting leaders make is to promise more than the meeting can deliver, based on the time allotted. By taking the time to figure out exactly what is achievable in the time allotted, and by stating it using the future perfect form of the verb (“will have ________ed)” the meeting leader has a much better chance at success.Read more here