In the last blog post, I wrote about creating an agenda for all gatherings (in person or virtual). This will make these gatherings much more efficient and effective. However, even when there is agenda and the gathering is run in an efficient manner, there still needs to be the second part which is the summary.
Too often, people leave a meeting and while they all heard the same thing, they might be leaving with different understandings. Because of this, it’s extremely important to have a summation following up the meeting to make sure everyone is on the same page.
This would be a simple review of what was discussed and a review of any agreed upon follow up.
By taking this simple step, it avoids confusion, reinforces what was decided and allows for a natural progression into the future.
Take the time to do a summary and see how much smoother things go for you
Have a great day!