running effective meetings

Ten Things: Running an Effective Staff Meeting

Whether you run a small team of seven or you are in charge of a sprawling international-based 200+ legal department, you will need to have regular staff meetings.  Unfortunately, staff meetings have an inherent tension.  On one hand, people in the legal department want to know what’s going on in the department, the company and the industry you operate in.   On the other hand, people want another meeting about as much as they want a root canal.  The tricky part is balancing these opposing views and running a staff meeting that is both informative and interesting (i.e., one that people actually look forward to attending).