Give Yourself Two Meetings
Posted on February 14, 2006
Discover what should happen in your team's first few meetings from Jacqueline Resnick (bio).
The first meeting is a good brainstorming meeting, and the second meeting is when you deal with all the administrative kinds of issues. For that second meeting, people get emailed ahead of time so that everyone knows the plan and the goals. We are all together, and we have talked about the ideas. We know where we're heading, so what are the administrative issues we are going to have to handle? We identify them right then and there.
Everybody, whether they drop out or stay in, gets a summary of what was discussed at that first and second meeting along with a list of people to contact if they have questions later. You can have the best science in the world, but it's going to fail if the communication is poor.
Based on a presentation at NCRSA, March 2005, Greensboro, NC.
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