To get the most out of your meetings, a meeting needs a purpose that includes why you’re meeting and what you hope to achieve at the end of it. This gives your team an idea of why the meeting is important and how to prepare for the conversation. At the end of the meeting, you and your team can reflect on whether or not you achieved the purpose of the meeting and this can be one indicator that your meetings are on their way to being effective and time well spent.
In Mindup, each meeting has a designated section to write a purpose for your meeting. Your attendees can keep the purpose in mind as they collaborate on the agenda and comments ahead of time. As soon as the meeting begins, you can review the purpose to make sure everyone is on the same page and you’re working towards the same goal.