When it comes to office etiquette, meetings tend to be a place where a lot of offenses are committed. And it’s not a problem that’s confined to one industry or office – it’s happening everywhere!
As an admin, you can’t control how people act in meetings. However, you can add value by doing what you can to minimize bad behaviors.
One of the best ways to do this is by sending value added meeting invitations. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve received an invite with a vague subject line and no meeting details to tell me what the meeting is actually about. Time is a precious resource and wasting someone’s by making them search for meeting details is rude. This is why it’s so important to create thoughtful, concise invites that include the meeting details (who, what, when, where, why) and the meeting agenda if at all possible. Doing so shows that you respect people’s time and that you’re trying to foster productivity. This week’s feature article provides an in-depth look at value added meeting invites and how to create them.
We’re also sharing a lot of tips and advice on meeting etiquette on our social media pages this week. If you have any thoughts, questions, or suggestions on meeting etiquette, please share your comments on our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages, too.
Finally, keep an eye out for next week’s email newsletter — we’ll be talking about digital device etiquette – another big etiquette issue in offices everywhere.
Supporting your administrative success,
P.S. Our five-day procedures binder challenge is happening this week, and there’s still time to join us! Click here to register now!