BBB Serving Eastern MA, ME, RI & VT - Running a productive office-wide meeting is not impossible. Say it with me. Running a productive office-wide meeting is not impossible. Whether it’s a monthly, quarterly or arbitrary meeting, there are ways to run an effective and efficient staff meeting that will leave your employees feeling informed and united. Better Business Bureau Serving Eastern MA, ME, RI & VT (BBB) has a few tips of our own that have shown to work over the years:OrganizeNo one likes a meeting that drones on and on. If there is no clear agenda for your meeting, it could end up lasting hours and only covering a few talking points. Create an agenda a stick to it. The best way to keep everyone aware of the time is to write out the agenda and put it on a screen in the front of the room so everyone has an idea of how long they have to talk and ask questions about a certain topic.EngageDepending on the size and turnover rate at your office, there’s a chance there will be some new faces every now and again during your meetings. Even if you think every employee knows one another on at least a first-name basis, go around the room and have everyone introduce themselves and say a little bit about what they do for the company. Add a favorite food or a fun fact to make it interesting and to jog up conversations later and boost office morale!Have clear takeawaysClearly define the objectives you are going over in the meeting so that every one of your employees will leave with the same incentives for action. It’s always a good idea to write a list of the main takeaways and keep it up on a screen to refer back to throughout the meeting. Follow upSend an survey to the office after the meeting for feedback on how the meeting went overall. Ask if there is anything you would like to go over in the next meeting or anything that can be done away with in the future. Add a memo highlighting the takeaways from the meeting and any additional notes or duties assigned that you want your employees to remember. It’s best to do this within 24 hours of the meeting so that the information stay clear in everyone’s mind.For more information you can trust, visit us at bbb.org.