ERIC Number: EJ979225
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Meetings in Academe: It's Time for an "EXTREME MEETING MAKEOVER!"
Berk, Ronald A.
Journal of Faculty Development, v26 n1 p50-53 Jan 2012
Meetings have a bad reputation with faculty. Rarely does one hear a positive word uttered about an upcoming or past meeting. That reputation has metastasized throughout higher education. The primary reason is because meetings can be major time wasters, accomplishing very little, often deteriorating into just another social event, or they may be the omen for bad news announcements, such as more budget cuts, lay-offs, and furloughs. According to experts in business and management, there are right and wrong ways to conduct meetings. In other words, there are "best practices." In this article, the author discusses 13 "best meeting practices" from the business experts. He concludes that meetings should not be perceived as a waste of time, a dreaded appointment in one's "to-do" list, or a death walk. They can be opportunities to accomplish meaningful tasks with a positive team-building spirit.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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