Why Have A Meeting Agenda
- A meeting agenda has three distinct purposes.
- It acts as a reference against which to prepare for a meeting.
- It is a script for the meeting and a mechanism for control and order.
- It represents a standard by which the meeting can be judged a success or failure.
- He who writes the agenda, controls the agenda.
- He who controls the agenda controls the meeting.
- The agenda is often treated with reverence by those in attendance.
- Controlling the agenda prevent others from:
- Taking control of the meeting.
- Holding up progress.
- When attending a meeting, ask for an agenda in advance.
- An unseen agenda could leave you vulnerable to an issue for which you are not prepared.
© 2004 John Michael Pierobon