Whenever you hear the word ‘meeting’ floating around the office, there’s always that stroke of fear that trembles down everyone’s spines. There’s no need to be scared! Everybody knows that meetings can either be the biggest time-wasting distraction known to man, or they can be the most productive things you participate in. Depending on what […]
You know those meetings that go on and on forever with no agenda, no purpose and no end? Yup, we’ve all been there, and we all know how much of a waste of time these meetings can be. Often, they can be a phone call or an email, and they never require everyone in the […]
How often do you organise a video conference for your Executive or team? All the time, right? Well, today I thought I would share with you the top five alternative conferencing platforms that are available online. If you don’t have internal video conferencing software, each of these platforms will do the trick and are well worth […]
I hate meetings. Long or short, large or small, food or no food, outside or inside, morning or afternoon — it doesn’t matter. Meetings drain the life out me, and I’m guessing most of you feel the same. There’s even a book called, Meetings Suck by Cameron Herold. Unfortunately, meetings often resort to nothing more […]
Ahhhhhhhhhh!!! Was pretty much the sound I made when I was asked to take on the task of managing meeting rooms for my office. I say ‘asked’, if I’d been asked, obviously I would have said ‘hell will freeze over before I manage the meeting rooms’. No, I was told I had to manage the […]
A really fundamental task for assistants is organising your department team meetings. If your organisation is anything like the businesses I used to work for I bet you organise A LOT of team meetings. I know that most of you are aware that some meetings are not the best use of time, but did you know […]
When hiring external meeting spaces assistants should treat the task as they would a small event. There are many factors that will make the meeting a success. Assistants must ensure they hire a meeting space that contributes to the success of the meeting. Here are some top tips for booking space for your Executive meetings.
Has anyone ever been happy about a mandatory meeting at work? Many people feel that they are not productive at all and that meetings are in fact keeping them from doing their actual work.
So you have organised a meeting, it has been in everyone’s diaries for ages, you’ve booked a room and ordered tea and coffee. You get to the meeting room only to find a handful of attendees have arrived, some turn up late, others couldn’t find the room and one person just didn’t bother turning up.