“Matters arising” - deja vu all over again

“Matters arising” (from the previous minutes) is a classic meeting problem.

In one organisation that I belonged to (pre-Action Meetings), the “matters arising” agenda item of our regular management committee meeting would occupy fully two-thirds of the meeting. We were always in the last meeting or the one before that or the one before the one before - still figuring out what we hadn’t done or resolved the previous time. And, those matters always seemed so pressing and urgent (because they were dragging on and not being resolved) that they would dominate anything else.

Deal with “matters arising” effectively - and you can be working in this meeting.

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