However much of the meetings that are they celebrate, they are not as effective as it would be desirable, and often because they are not well organized, or conveniently prepared by the Coordinator or head of the team, or simply summon without a compelling reason justifying that the meeting is carried out. When this happens, the meetings end up becoming a waste of time, when not in a hideout of the work expected on the other side of the boardroom door. And, although most imperceptibly, hurts the professionalism of every one of the members of the team, coming out of the meeting by asking: and for this we meet?. Beyond: the meeting will lose its symbolic power, from being an instrument of work, to casual small groups or cenacles of comrades. If we had in mind, which reunited implies set an agenda, with time notify the persons who should participate in it, requiring them some level of demand in the knowledge of the topics to be treated, and establish and comply (without justifications for the) tardiness) time of start and end of it, would increase the level of efficiency of the meetings, and accordingly the organizational effectiveness. Marathon meetings is to make unproductive meetings. It is a reality that much of the meetings fail because people come to them later, and on many occasions, without interest.
On the other hand, is responsibility of the Coordinator or team leader, avoid the meeting becomes a shootout of personal attacks, and facilitate the participation of all members, avoiding monopolizaciones of arguments or exposure times, using if necessary the authority conferred upon it by its range. It is likewise responsible for that meeting do not leave the objectives for which was convened, and derive a mere conversation without conclusions. Needless to say, the conclusions of a meeting, as well as the decisions taken, must be reflected in a report of meeting, to be fulfilled. The pity is, that be great tools, meetings can become the thing that more time makes you lose in a career: meetings tedious, unnecessary, useless and culpogenas, already very often become the ideal instrument for blame and bring out our enemy in the organization.