Want to call a meeting today?
Then first, stop and consider the hourly cost of the people that will be attending your meeting. You'll realize quickly that calling a meeting is very expensive since no productive work is done during that time.
It's important to ensure that every person present and every minute of your meeting adds value. It’s equally important that your motivation for calling this meeting is justified and need a consensus of everyone attending. Don't invite people who won't participate but will simply report back to their boss or team (sending a copy of the meeting minutes by email will be a lot more effective). Also, don't call a meeting to tell people things that could be communicated by email or memo.
In fact, you should only call a meeting when actual decisions needs to be taken or something really needs to be discussed live with the attendees.
Then when you finally decide that you need to hold your meeting, make sure that:
The opinions expressed herein are my own personal opinions and do not represent
my employer's view in any way.