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Are Today′s Executives Meeting with Success?

Walter A. Green (R.C. Auletta and Company, Inc., USA)
Harold Lazarus (Hofstra University, USA)

Journal of Management Development

ISSN: 0262-1711

Article publication date: 1 January 1991

Abstract

Meetings called/attended by US business people in the course of their duties are examined in the light of: time spent, productiveness or otherwise, theoretical and actual productiveness, functional group differences, comparison of male and female attitudes, comparative weakness of finance groups in achieving productive meetings, the need for training to inculcate meeting skills, the cost in wasted money of ineffective meetings, the correlation between managing meetings and personal advancement/self‐perception, the need for subordinates, not just managers, to learn meeting skills. The implications of these factors are seen to be that meetings are important to any organisation; managed effectively, they increase productivity and, managed poorly, they cost American business a fortune.

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Green, W.A. and Lazarus, H. (1991), "Are Today′s Executives Meeting with Success?", Journal of Management Development, Vol. 10 No. 1, pp. 14-25. https://doi.org/10.1108/02621719110139034

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