While you might assume that detailed agendas improve your meetings, they may have exactly the opposite effect. This is because many employees unwittingly engage in a practice we call agenda theatre: They sink time and effort into agendas that create the appearance of effective meetings, without actually improving how meetings are run. What drives this counterproductive behaviour — and what should meeting leaders do instead?
Dr Ashley Whillans tells us what we do.
Find Ashley’s work here, including her HBR article: https://ashleywhillans.com/author/