Usually a meeting means that at least 3 persons meet, talk and, finally, take some decisions about whatever they are interested in. It can take a few minutes or a few days, with results that can vary from unsatisfactory to excelent. Anyway, there are a few basic requirements that ensure that a meeting is successful: purpose (the resons and the objectives for the meeting), leader (the person that keep things on track), process (the way the meeting is done and how you are getting to a concensus), agenda of items to be discussed (and you must stick to them) and the record of the meeting.

One problem is that when a group of people (remember: at least 3 of them) is assembling and they know each other it’s inevitable that social chatter ensues. So, you should always have an agenda to structure the meeting and to cut down on wasted time.

Business How a meeting agenda can ensure a meeting is successful / – my slice of internet / Oradea, Bihor, Romania.