I recently offered to say a few words about organising meetings at an Early Careers event and it was only when I sat down to think about it that I started to appreciate how much goes into it. Some things I had clearly been doing on auto pilot but there were numerous little tasks that I had been encouraged to do or simply picked up along the way over the years. So for the sake of posterity here is my take on it.
10 things you need to know about organising meetings…
Preparation – what happens before the meeting
Ask yourself why are you having a meeting – what is the aim?
Who needs to be there?
Don’t forget to order refreshments or lunch!
Part 2 ...The Agenda and avoiding the hidden agenda.
Craig is a consultant, a flavour enthusiast and an unapologetic analytical chemistry geek.