the Effectiveness of Meetings
evaluation of your meetings may require some or all of following activities:
we can evaluate are:
- Attending and
- Viewing and analyzing
videotapes of meetings.
- Reviewing meeting
agendas, accompanying reports, and minutes.
- Interviews with
meeting attendees and professional staff.
- Value - or return
on investment - added by a meeting.
- How well the
larger community was served by a meeting.
- Clarity of the
group's mandate and meeting purpose.
- Clarity of agenda
items, terms and abbreviations used.
- Quality of the
documents on which collective decisions were based.
- Depth and quality
of the discussions and the decisions made.
- Amount of time
spent on substantive issues versus insignificant ones.
- Whether rules
of order helped or impeded progress.
- Degree of fragmentation
and adversity versus cohesion and collaboration.
- Balance and equality:
Was 90% of time taken up by 10% of the people?
of the meeting Chair.
of each voting member.
of support staff and professional advisors.
- Amount of courtesy,
civility, decorum, and apparent trust and respect.
- What could make
meetings more dynamic, varied, interesting and fun.