Fri., July 5, 2013 7:50am (EDT)

WORKING: A Good Meeting
By Joshua Stewart
Updated: 1 year ago

ATLANTA  —  
A good meeting. Is there such a thing? They’re so often dysfunctional, long, meandering. Almost everyone hates having them. Brandon Smith says the key to a good meeting is to solve some common meeting screw-ups. (Photo Courtesy of <a href=http://www.flickr.com/photos/emsl/4331028848/>EMSL via Flickr</a>.)
A good meeting. Is there such a thing? They’re so often dysfunctional, long, meandering. Almost everyone hates having them. Brandon Smith says the key to a good meeting is to solve some common meeting screw-ups. (Photo Courtesy of EMSL via Flickr.)
A good meeting. Is there such a thing?

They’re so often dysfunctional, long, meandering. Almost everyone hates having them. That’s just the kind of thing Brandon Smith talks about with us most Fridays.

He says the key is to solve some common meeting screw-ups to get things moving more productively.

What kinds of problems do you have in work meetings? Send us your questions about improving them here and we might use that in a future conversation.

Brandon Smith teaches about leadership, communication, and workplace culture at Emory University's Goizueta Business School. More of his advice is on his blog and at theworkplacetherapist.com. While you’re there, ask him your workplace or career question. We might answer you in a future radio segment.