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Team meetings are an essential aspect of any successful organization. They provide an opportunity for team members to come together, discuss important issues, share updates, and collaborate on projects. By holding regular meetings, teams can stay aligned, informed, and motivated, ultimately leading to increased productivity and achievement of goals.

However, not all team meetings are created equal. Ineffective meetings can be a waste of time and can even hinder progress. To ensure that your team meetings are productive, there are several key factors to consider.

First and foremost, it's important to have a clear agenda for each meeting. This will help ensure that the meeting stays on track and that all relevant topics are covered. It's also a good idea to distribute the agenda ahead of time, so that team members can come prepared with any updates or questions.

R SAMILL160221 00017 01 SmallAnother key factor is to limit the length of meetings. Research has shown that the human brain has a limited capacity for concentration, so long meetings can actually decrease productivity. Instead, aim for meetings that are no longer than an hour, with shorter meetings being even more effective.

It's also essential to have a designated facilitator for each meeting. This person can help keep the meeting focused and on track, facilitate discussions, and ensure that everyone has a chance to contribute.

Additionally, it's important to create an inclusive and collaborative environment in meetings. Encourage team members to share their ideas and listen to each other with respect and open-mindedness. This will foster a sense of teamwork and help everyone feel invested in the success of the group.

Finally, follow up on any action items or decisions made in the meeting. This will ensure that progress is made and will keep the team accountable.

If you need a space to collaborate with your team, or just a place to focus, consider spending a day at Work Hive, whether in Downtown Salt Lake City or Sugar House. We have the amenities you need -- from conference rooms to coffee to high speed internet. Give us a call or stop in!

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