A meeting is a gathering of two or more people which can be formal or informal and is convened to achieve a common goal through verbal interaction.
Purpose of a meeting
Meetings are held for a variety of reasons, with the most important being communication. Within the National Health Service we hold monthly staff meetings for the purpose of receiving updates from managers, exchanging information and ideas, sharing views, co-ordinating activities and formulating plans for the service we deliver. This type of meeting is also a good opportunity for staff to keep in touch, gather information, to express concerns as a collective and network. Meetings are also held to problem solve, make …show more content…
Positive and negative actions that can affect meetings
There are many factors that make meetings run well, or in some cases, poorly. Having a code of conduct that promotes respect and good manners and having a pleasant and easily accessible venue are excellent starting points. Clear agendas and objectives, and meetings that are focussed are