There are only 24 hours in the day and in the business world, it can seem like there are a lot less than that. When you are concerned with meeting deadlines, making deals, and expanding your company, you find little time is left for nonessentials. And there are not many instances in business that one is more aware of the ticking of the clock than in a business meeting.
Starting On The Right Foot
Few businesses can thrive if the essential meetings they must have are filled with small talk, chit chat, or off-topic ramblings. The dynamic of the business meeting must be established by the head of the company in its first days, because that structure will weed out a lot of the unnecessary elements that usually present themselves when a room full of people gather together.
According to Business Knowhow “Leading a meeting requires attention, confidence, creativity, diplomacy, empathy, flexibility, wits, toughness and yes, humor! The primary role of the leader is to establish the ground roles for the meeting which are namely: to minimize confusion and disruptions and to institute a code of conduct.”