How to Follow Up After Meetings And Save Time

Follow up after meetings

Meetings can cut into your team’s productivity if they’re not run efficiently. But have you ever thought about whether tying up loose ends after each meeting is eating up time as well?

The way you follow up after meetings can also determine whether all of the good ideas the meeting generated will ever see the light of day.

In a guest post on the Zoom blog — “5 Easy Ways to Save Time After Your Next Meeting” — Redbooth VP of Marketing Charles Studt outlines five techniques that you can begin implementing immediately.

The meeting may be over, but the work is just getting started:

For most people, the end of the meeting is just the beginning. Now it’s time to go back through your notes and try to find all of the action items.

After that comes the first wave of emails, including the ones that everyone is going to be cc-ed on. The second wave will hit later, making sure everyone is on board and on track.

It might be the way you’ve always done business. But it doesn’t mean that you have to keep doing it that way.

By following a few simple yet powerful steps, you can save time and dramatically improve the way you follow up after meetings. As an added bonus, you can also improve the likelihood that team projects and initiatives will be successful.

Here are the 5 essential techniques:

  1. Capture action items in real time
  2. Assign tasks to maximize accountability
  3. Set deadlines where everyone can see them
  4. Preserve key insights and content
  5. Prevent things from falling through the cracks

Of course, it’s possible to set up manual systems to accomplish items on the list (with white board calendars in the office, sticky notes, and so on).

But with Redbooth’s easy-to-use project workspaces and workflow analytics, it’s much easier — and comes with the added bonus of automatically including team members, contractors, and other stakeholders who work remotely.

Check out the complete post here: “5 Easy Ways to Save Time After Your Next Meeting”