Why do bad meetings happen to good causes?
The most common reasons, according to Andy Goodman, are a lack of notice and a lack of an agenda, the wrong people are attending the meeting, the meeting leader lacks proper control, there’s political pressure or someone has a hidden agenda.
Of those six factors, the agenda is the most important. That’s because a well-prepared agenda is like a strategic plan for the next hour of your life, Goodman said.
These were among the lessons we learned at our nonprofit seminar, Meetings for People Who Hate Meetings, featuring Andy Goodman of The Goodman Center.
We would like to thank everyone who attended the seminar, as well as our sponsor, Borden Perlman.