“A great meeting has three key elements:
The desired outcome of the meeting is clear ahead of time.
The various options are clear, ideally ahead of time.
The roles of the participants are clear at the time.
I often find that meetings lack one of those elements. Sometimes they lack all those, which is when you have to say, “This is a horrible meeting, let’s end it and regroup so it can be more effective for everyone.”
Daniel Eck, Co founder, Spotify.”