Making Meetings Work Achieving High Quality Group Decisions

ISBN-10: 0761927050
ISBN-13: 9780761927051
Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)
Authors: John E. Tropman
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Book details

List price: $67.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/30/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Making Meetings Work: Achieving High Quality Group Decisions, Second Edition covers everything you need to know about organizing engaging meetings, including preparing agendas, controlling what happens behind the scenes prior to and after meetings, and managing conflicting values and personalities. Through the Meeting Masters Research Project at the University of Michigan, author John E Tropman observed and interviewed the nation's most successful meeting experts to find out how to make meetings both stimulating and productive. Based on his findings, Tropman formulated seven principles and fourteen commandments for implementing dynamic meetings.This Second Edition has been extensively revised and expanded to include:- Family meetings and family group decision making;- Problems and solutions for board of directors meetings;- Community and civic meetings;- Volunteers and meetings;- Leadership in community decision making.Making Meetings Work: Achieving High Quality Group Decisions, Second Edition provides simple, easily applied best practices for supervising or instigating meetings with decision accomplishment outcomes. Author John E Tropman reveals goal oriented procedures that keep proposals moving towards quality group decision making and assure other participants look forward to attending your meetings.Written with humor and a deep understanding of the realities of business and political life, Making Meetings Work: Achieving High Quality Group Decisions, Second Edition is an extraordinary resource for anyone who leads, facilitates, or attends meetings.

Introduction
Playing the Meetings Game
Paradigm Shift
Principle Driven
The Seven Imperatives
Managing for Meeting Success
Managing Agenda Organization
The Fraction Rules
Managing Agenda Design
The Rule of the Agenda Bell
Managing Meeting Text
Writing Agendas, Minutes and Reports
Managing Participant Trust
The Integrity Rules
Managing Pre-Meeting and Post-Meeting Tasks
Managing Meeting Rehearsals, Performances and Audiences
Managing the Emotional Elements of Meetings
Managing the Flow of Ideas and Proposals in Meetings and Dealing with Difficulties in Idea Processing
Managing the Bases for Decisions in Meetings
The Decision Rules
Managing the Accomplishment of Decision and Choice
Managing Positions and Roles in Meetings
Managing the Tasks and Functions in Meetings
Managing the Blending of Conflicting Values
Managing Meeting Assessment
The Evaluation Rules
Becoming A Master Meeting Manager: Some Tips On Application
Implementing Excellent Meetings
Strategies and Tactics
Implementing Total Quality Meetings (TQM)
Strategic Perspectives On Meetings, Decisions and Policy
The Meeting
Lore and Legend, or The Negative Culture of Meetings
What Are the Presenting Problems in Meetings?
But Why DO Things Go Wrong?
Total Quality Management = Total Quality Decisions

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