13 hours ago
Thursday, January 19, 2012
An Idea about Improving Meetings with Busy Executives
When talking with co-workers, who focus on and think about these work items regularly and see the interactions between A and B, mixing the two makes sense, in fact, that is how you move things forward. Remember, a co-worker spends all day thinking about these issues, a busy executive has maybe 15 minutes in a week.
Ideally, create an agenda and clearly state topics to be discussed. If they need background material, it should be less than a paragraph and included in the email. If they choose to jump between topics, that’s their choice. As an executive, they have the option to drive the bus. As someone working for an exec, if you control the agenda, to the greatest degree possible, you structure the meeting.