Business meetings are meetings that have two or more people talking or discussing the company’s operations or goals that need to be achieved to manage the company well. Business meetings are usually held in the office only wherein employees collaborate with each other and share their opinions on what works and what doesn’t when it comes to fixing company objectives and framing out future plans. However, nowadays, due to the coronavirus pandemic and also expansion plans make participants taking part in a business meeting from their homes or anywhere in the world through video conferencing platforms like Google Meet, Skype, WhatsApp Video Call, etc.
The most common types of business meetings include status update meetings, decision-making meetings, problem-solving meetings, innovation meetings, team-building meetings, and idea-sharing meetings. Meetings can be held between business associates for various other purposes apart from the mentioned types here.
In recent times, many employees and even team leaders have complained about how business meetings are usually a waste of their productive time and how it prevents them from completing their own given work. This is the reason why business meetings should have an agenda before they are planned to be conducted. Without setting clear goals of why the meetings are held, one will feel that the discussion was only for timepass and it went nowhere and it is not beneficial for the company or even the employee’s growth.
One needs to define the reason a meeting is going to be conducted and also have ideas on what can be the possible outcomes of the meeting. If the business meeting does not serve the purpose, then the reasons for the failure of such meetings should be noticed. Is it because employees are not contributing effectively to the meeting or are it that the meeting didn’t have an agenda to be discussed or are there no minutes being recorded of the meeting? All such factors need to be considered to determine the success and failure of business meetings.