“Providing an agenda before the meeting makes people feel like there’s a good reason for them to attend. But giving people the agenda before the meeting also gives people the chance to opt out if they don’t feel they can provide or extract value.”
It seems obvious that every meeting should have an agenda and yet…most meetings don’t.
Cameron Herold, author of Meetings Suck: Turning One of the Most Loathed Elements of Business into One of the Most Valuable, suggests you stop going to meetings that don’t have agendas and explains the five benefits of having an agenda.
They include that time is maximized, only essential employees participate, and your team comes prepared.