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Meetings: love them or hate them, once you’ve entered the world of management you are unlikely to escape them.

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We’ve all experienced the curse of meeting bloat – the proliferation of meetings that occurs when communication is lacking – but how many times have we seen these meetings successfully address the root issue? Just because a group of people are in a meeting together doesn’t ensure that communication is happening effectively. 

Communication is a critical part of the engineering process but is not usually treated as something to be engineered or optimized. Let’s take some time to talk about how we as managers can build effective meetings.

You will leave this talk with knowledge on:  

  • Identifying the failure modes of ineffective meetings
  • Tips for becoming a stronger meeting facilitator
  • Structuring meetings around desired information flow