Balancing Act

What to avoid and what to be sure to do when it comes to planning small meetings

Do *Know the purpose of the meeting and state the objectives up front. Set up an e-mail or Web system so participants can get information and give input about the event before the meeting. Be prepared to act on that input.

*Give attendees an agenda. Small meetings often lack agendas because they're "not important enough." If it's not important enough, don't meet.

*Give attendees advance re

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