October 9, 2018

21: Managing Meeting Follow-Through

There are times when rich conversation is exactly what needed to happen, but that’s really the exception, not the norm. For most meetings, a good conversation is simply not enough. Too often meetings that are intended to produce a decision or clarify next steps result in little if any follow through. So what can you do about that?

In this episode, I discuss 5 practices to make your meetings outcomes more actionable, ensuring greater meeting follow-through.

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Key Takeaways:

  • Recap next steps and decisions at the end of the meeting.
  • Assign one owner to each action item.
  • Write down the tasks, decisions, and learnings (key takeaways) so you don’t need to rely on memory.
  • Share the meeting notes with all attendees and those who need to be informed.
  • Use a meeting note app such as Beenote or Wisembly.
  • Follow-up on tasks assigned from prior meetings. Use the old notes to help keep track of open items.
  • Transfer action items assigned to you to your project plan or regular to-do list. Don’t keep meeting action items separate from your other work.

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