Plan ahead: Determine the length of the meeting based on the purpose and goals and allocate time accordingly.
Set a clear start and end time: Communicate the start and end time to all attendees in advance, and make sure to start and end the meeting at the designated times.
Set reminders: Use Outlook, to set reminders for yourself and all attendees about the start and end times of the meeting.
Stay on track: Use the mForce365 agenda to stay focused on the purpose and goals of the meeting and avoid getting sidetracked by unrelated topics.
Encourage participation: Encourage all attendees to contribute to the discussion and stay engaged, which can help the meeting stay on track and end on time.
Be flexible: If the discussion is going well and there is still time remaining, it may be appropriate to extend the meeting. However, it is important to be mindful of attendees' time and make sure that any extensions are justified. Alternatively, place the item in a parking lot to be addressed at the next meeting
By planning ahead, setting clear start and end times, and staying focused on the agenda, you can help ensure that your meetings start and end on time. This can help make the meeting more productive and efficient and create increased attendance at meetings!