Using Laptops or Smartphones in Meetings

Using smartphones — or worse, laptops — during in-person meetings diminishes productivity, is disrespectful to others and decreases your brainpower. Yes, scientific evidence indicates that multitasking makes people less intelligent.1 When you are  doing something unrelated on your phone or laptop in inappropriate situations (e.g. during business meetings), you lose out because you become oblivious to the environment, people, and… Continue reading Using Laptops or Smartphones in Meetings

Productive Business Meetings

Here are some suggestions for making business meetings more productive, efficient and effective. Based on readers’ feedback, I have split this article into the following separate blog posts. Use these Posted Signs for Productive Meetings in your meeting rooms and offices Consider using this template for requesting a meeting Consider using this format for your weekly… Continue reading Productive Business Meetings