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Hybrid working: digital communication and collaboration
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9 Steps for effective meetings

In this section we consider the steps for setting up and holding a meeting and carrying out the actions after a meeting. While the type of meeting will influence how much effort is required, the following steps are normally followed, including for hybrid meetings:

  1. Plan – what is the approach, and what is required for the meeting?
  2. Prepare – what is the purpose and outcome desired from the meeting?
  3. Agenda – all meetings should have an agenda to provide clarity on the purpose.
  4. Invite – who needs to attend?
  5. Meet – ensure effective, engaging and accessible meetings.
  6. Action – what are the actions from the meeting?
  7. Review – have the actions been completed, what are the next steps?

This seven-step approach can help provide clarity and remind you how to ensure an effective hybrid meeting. There is a checklist for most steps.