On Meetings-Soap boxing and interrupting

September 6, 2017

Everyone has experienced bad meetings. When the cause of a bad meeting includes one or two prominent voices steering the conversation off track and/or monopolizing the time, there are strategies attendees and meeting conveners can use to stop the situation and to try to prevent it from happening in the future. Recent research also demonstrates these behaviors negatively impact the contributions of women. What can we do? Be aware of behaviors, set up ground rules, and acknowledge the elephants in the room. 

Read this blog post for some ideas to reclaim time, empower participants, and be inclusive in decision making.