At one time or another, we have all answered the call to civic duty by serving on a committee or advisory board. For some, the experience has been productive and energizing. For others, the experience has been painful, marked by long meetings that are unorganized and frustrating.
Good meetings don’t just happen; they require thoughtful planning and implementation. In fact, meeting quality is often a critical component used in measuring the effectiveness of a particular group. Potential members are often aware of the “meeting history” that a particular group has—thus influencing their willingness to become members.