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GROUND RULES
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What are your favorite meeting ground rules?
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Only one conversation at a time.
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Hi Bill - I love that one too! It can be hard to stop those side bar conversations, so it is a great thing to agree upon and include in your ground rules! Thanks for sharing your favorite ground rule.
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My favourite one is : no laptop and mobile phones allowed, if required only for presenter laptop allowed
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1 reply by LORI WILSON
Mar 10, 2017 11:10 AM
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That is really a good one! I am always disappointed when I hear phones go off in the meeting or notice people checking their phones. We should be engaged in the meeting to be most efficient and productive. Great one!
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Hi Lori,

you may refer to this discussion thread:

https://www.projectmanagement.com/discussi...ule-for-Meeting

In addition i do like this two articles regarding your topic:

http://projectmanagementhacks.com/meeting-tips/

https://www.projectsmart.co.uk/6-key-tips-...ct-meetings.php

And do you know the Meeting template kit by Elizabeth Harrin? You may check it out here; this has great value!

https://goo.gl/UaSf1y

Hope this helps a bit,

Regards,

Markus
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1 reply by LORI WILSON
Mar 10, 2017 11:12 AM
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Thanks for sending me to this thread, Markus - looks like I am not the only one who was interested in this topic! I appreciate your comments and links very much.
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This is certainly a hot topic - and important - albeit you would think automatic. Thanks, Markus, for linking the previous discussions.
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1 reply by LORI WILSON
Mar 10, 2017 11:15 AM
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Hi Andrew - it is important, isn't it! It is important because to be 100% effective with the time we have with the people "at the table" we need everyone to be focused. We need to maximize the time we have together to focus on forward momentum, risks, issues, challenges and ensure our project is on track. Unfortunately - especially accelerated by technology, people are checking their "watches/e-mails on their watches" and their phones or behaviors such as interrupting or having side bar conversations occur in meetings even when there are ground rules. It takes a keen and consistent project manager to keep these things in check. Ground rules are only effective when we agree to them as a group and consistently ensure we abide by them.
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I also like the late comer need to bring coffee and donut to all for the next meeting.
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1 reply by LORI WILSON
Mar 10, 2017 11:17 AM
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Hi Vincent: One of the hospitals where I work is a Catholic hospital. All meetings begin with a reflection - a reading or prayer that helps everyone focus their attention and centers themselves. So, I often ask the late comer to to the reflection for the next meeting. That has also worked! Coffee, donuts and chocolate are good too!!!
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^ or chocolate:)
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Mar 10, 2017 12:17 AM
Replying to S Rajasekar
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My favourite one is : no laptop and mobile phones allowed, if required only for presenter laptop allowed
That is really a good one! I am always disappointed when I hear phones go off in the meeting or notice people checking their phones. We should be engaged in the meeting to be most efficient and productive. Great one!
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1 reply by ADARSH SADANANDAN
Mar 14, 2017 7:12 AM
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Absolutely,well said.
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Mar 10, 2017 2:42 AM
Replying to Markus Kopko, PMP
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Hi Lori,

you may refer to this discussion thread:

https://www.projectmanagement.com/discussi...ule-for-Meeting

In addition i do like this two articles regarding your topic:

http://projectmanagementhacks.com/meeting-tips/

https://www.projectsmart.co.uk/6-key-tips-...ct-meetings.php

And do you know the Meeting template kit by Elizabeth Harrin? You may check it out here; this has great value!

https://goo.gl/UaSf1y

Hope this helps a bit,

Regards,

Markus
Thanks for sending me to this thread, Markus - looks like I am not the only one who was interested in this topic! I appreciate your comments and links very much.
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Mar 10, 2017 7:27 AM
Replying to Andrew Craig
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This is certainly a hot topic - and important - albeit you would think automatic. Thanks, Markus, for linking the previous discussions.
Hi Andrew - it is important, isn't it! It is important because to be 100% effective with the time we have with the people "at the table" we need everyone to be focused. We need to maximize the time we have together to focus on forward momentum, risks, issues, challenges and ensure our project is on track. Unfortunately - especially accelerated by technology, people are checking their "watches/e-mails on their watches" and their phones or behaviors such as interrupting or having side bar conversations occur in meetings even when there are ground rules. It takes a keen and consistent project manager to keep these things in check. Ground rules are only effective when we agree to them as a group and consistently ensure we abide by them.
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