management

For most of us introverts, small talk is hell. But you know what is worse in Office life? Awkward silence. Here is a short guide to help you survive it and even make it valuable. You’ve been listening to the notes of the corporate hold music that passes for a melody for the past few minutes…

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Caulder is under a lot of pressure this week. They have a lot of deadlines and deliverables cluttering up their to-do list. The familiar ping of their email app heralds the arrival of a conference call invite for Tuesday at 8:30 am. Caulder’s heart sinks as they calculate how much valuable time they’ll lose to…

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At 247meeting, we are always looking for new ways of improving our processes to spend more time on what’s worth it and less time on small chores. We also need to keep track of all the ideas that cross our busy minds. We don’t think we are the only ones in this situation, that’s why we…

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247meeting sells a product nobody wants: meetings. It doesn’t matter how many technical pain points we resolve through products like 247meeting Mobile - there is one pain point we can’t write an algorithm for: bad meetings. We’ve certainly put our 2c into the conversation and shared helpful content such as When Not to Hold a...

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A peacefulness follows any decision, even the wrong one. Rita Mae Brown Decision-making meetings can often conclude without any decision being made; thus, leading to a group of frustrated attendees feeling like their precious time has been wasted. The reasons for these outcomes can be due to the attendees being unprepared for the goal of…

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“Good manners: The noise you don’t make when you’re eating soup.” Bennett Cerf Etiquette is the grown up friend of good manners. You know your mama taught you not to interrupt, don’t put your elbows on the table, keep your mouth closed when you’re chewing, always say “please” and “thank you” and try to use…

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“Because of Bluetooth headsets, it’s getting more and more difficult to tell who’s schizophrenic and who’s on a conference call.” Dana Gould Meetings are the lifeblood of our corporate arteries. These days we don’t even have to be there in person. Conference call services have evolved so that remote teams don’t have to physically be…

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Effective meetings respect and value the participants’ time by following a clear format. Part of running efficient meetings is understanding the core purpose of bringing the group of people together, and sticking to the structure of the chosen meeting. This is the most productive way for you and your employees to communicate. The meeting space…

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Summer is here. It awakens our urge of sailing towards the setting sun…and composing far-fetched nautical puns. It also inspires our highly poetic fibre, revealing to us parallels that we never thought of before. You see… a conference call is like a boat. Without a strong captain, you might fall adrift. And as the captain is always…

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Many of us can relate to this quote from Dave Barry: “If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be ‘meetings.’” It’s quite the catch, we’ve all lost hours to wasteful and ineffective meetings, and yet…

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