Hey, how good does it feel when the Committee Chair says “We’ve finished with time to spare. Meeting closed.”?
Oh … You’ve never heard that before? I am sorry to hear that. 😥
If closing meetings on or before time is a rare event in your organisation, there is something fundamentally wrong. Meeting overrun should be the exception, not the norm. The Chair holds the power – and ultimately the responsibility – to quash anything that threatens to hold up proceedings.
Here are my top five meeting management strategies for Chairs who seek to respect their committee members’ time and still get the best outcomes for the meeting.