Anatomy of a great meeting

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Meetings. Can't live with them. Can't have a workday without them.

There are about 11 million formal meetings in the United States every day—and more than half of them may be unproductive, Harvard Business School Professor Nancy Koehn told public radio program Marketplace recently.

Why? Because many meetings are inefficiently run. They don’t set or achieve clear goals. And we hold them out of habit.

It's clear that many meetings are unnecessary. But if you do have to assemble, there are simple solutions to make that meeting a success.

Drawing on best practices—as well as lessons from across our own organization—we created this useful infographic to guide if you really need a meeting (and if so, how to maximize everyone's time).

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