Making Meetings Matter: New Rules and Cool Tools for Corporate Conversations in the Digital Age

A brief excerpt from the Introduction:

If you are like most of us, you spend way too much time in bad meetings and other conversations at work that go nowhere.

How long has it been since you were in a meeting you felt was totally unproductive? Have you ever wished you had a Star Trek pocket communicator you could command to “Beam me up, Scotty” just to get away from yet another meaningless meeting? How long has it been since you led a meeting like that?

Be honest; it’s happened to every one of us.

Do you spend time in meetings thinking about the “real work” you are not getting done, or holding your smartphone in your lap and sneaking a peek at your email inbox to see what’s going on out there in the real world? Or have you ever sent a surreptitious text asking a colleague to call you out of a meeting for some fake crisis or phone call from a “client” that just can’t wait?

Well, I’ve got a simple message for you: it doesn’t have to be that way.

This book is dedicated to the proposition that meetings can be fun, meaningful, and productive – all at the same time.

Contact Jim Ware today to learn more about the book and to engage him to teach you and your staff how to be effective 21st century leaders of meetings that matter.

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Jim Ware has played a central role in three ground-breaking books about workplace and organizational transformation. For your convenience, the book titles and images below are live links to more detailed descriptions, including ordering information.

Work on the Move book cover

Work on the Move: Driving Strategy and Change in Workplaces

(IFMA Foundation, 2011)

Jim helped develop the book concept and chapter outline, and he wrote Chapter 8, “Change Management as a core competency for FM Professionals.”

Cut It Out! Saving for Today, Building for Tomorrow

Cut It Out! Saving for Today, Building for Tomorrow

(IFMA Foundation, 2009)

Jim was the lead editor for this book, and he co-authored Chapter 5, “The Office:  A New Look at an Old Friend.”

Corporate Agility book cover

Corporate Agility

(AMACOM, 2007)

Jim was a co-author of this important book about corporate transformation and new workplaces. Corporate Agility was named one of the best business books of 2007.

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