What’s the point?
Reasons for and against holding meetings
Clarifying the objective
Is it achievable?
Does it have the needs of the business in mind?
Who should attend?
Who needs to buy into this objective?
Who may have information you need?
Who may have issues that need to be addressed?
Who are the influencers?
Timing – for whose benefit?
Setting the agenda with the objective in mind
Circulating well in advance
Avoiding time wasting traps
Allocating time scale
What do you want attendees to prepare?