Make meetings productive and efficient: a practice manual

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For many, meetings are a waste of time, too often an unproductive job. "Many go in, little comes out" is often said behind closed doors. Bernd Steffens wants to remedy this with his "overdue practical manual".

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Optimal preparation is everything?


The literature provides tips on how to improve meetings with the right preparation. But hand on heart: Actually it is hardly a question of the formal aspects of a meeting.

Because even excellently prepared meetings will often be perceived as an unnecessary burden. What this is Bernd Steffens shows in "Meetings - the overdue practical manual".

The dynamics are decisive


Everyone can invite to a meeting. However, to make it a success, there are some skills that go beyond observing common rules about the organization and course of a meeting. And that's up to all of us who attend meetings. Because meetings have their own dynamics. And this is exactly where Bernd Steffens starts with his book.

The psychology behind meetings


Steffens begins with an apt description of the meeting culture in many Company, And he also clears up with a whole series of myths. Very important for understanding why meetings are often for everyone involved is the very well-founded overview of the human behaviors in a meeting and the underlying motives.

His theories are justified by the author with many references from the secondary literature. The decision-making in a group also plays an important role. The book is not a read in between - but an important piece of work to understand the processes in a meeting and to behave accordingly.



Bernd Steffens has written an educational book on the subject of meetings. Contrary to many other books on the subject, it is not about how they are properly prepared and moderated, but about the psychological background that influence our behavior in meetings.

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