Six Good Reasons to Call a Meeting

“A great strategy meeting is a meeting of minds.”

~ Max McKeown

Six Good Reasons to Call a Meeting

By Jill Geisler

  1. To provide timely information.  These meetings involve announcement or status reports shared among colleagues.
  2. To give direction. This is the huddle before the play; the review of roles, responsibilities and goals.
  3. To make group decisions. These confabs give people a voice in a pending matter.
  4. To produce a product. The team is together to create something right there, or produce some part of it.
  5. To generate ideas and solutions. The group is brainstorming or problem-solving.
  6. To observe rituals.  People gather to celebrate, share, bond and make memories (p. 280).

From: Geisler, J. (2012). Work happy: what great bosses know. New York: Center Street.

Reprinted with permission from the OSU Leadership Center, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, (614) 292-3114,

Your Call To Action

Review next week’s meeting schedule.  If you were only to attend those meetings that fit the above 6 reasons would you attend more or less meetings?  What did you notice?  Take a minute to share here so that others can benefit from your wisdom.