You start the meeting, only to be interrupted by two or three latecomers. As you glance around the room, people are busy sending text messages on their cell phones and whispering quietly to each other. What about the meeting? How do you even try to compete with all of these distractions, not to mention the rambling storyteller and the constant disagreement between the two at the end of the table? These are just a few of the common dysfunctions that occur in meetings, but don’t fear, Michael Wilkinson, CMF, managing director of Leadership Strategies, Inc., offers some solutions to deal with dysfunction and disagreements:
Employing these solutions can’t guarantee the perfect meeting, but it will definitely iron out some trouble spots.
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