Things You Should Avoid in A Meeting
By Imran Ali November 26, 2022 Update on : November 26, 2022
Meetings in any company or organization normally are held on any serious and important issue. It is not sober to do something awkward in a meeting. The job sector is not a place where employees should behave casually. They must maintain formal behavior in workplaces, especially in meetings. Some employees repeat the same annoying mistakes and make their boss disturbed. Being in any meeting means you will be there both mentally and physically. Employees should behave professionally to prove him/her as the best one at the workplace. Many people have some bad habits and they do some actions unintentionally.
Here is a list of things you need to avoid in a meeting.
Don’t talk too much:
There are so many people who talk too much during a meeting. They don’t bother about the time. They hardly give others room to talk. It is not sober, as the meeting can’t be dominated by one employee only. You should respect your other colleagues. If you talk too much in a meeting, your boss will think that you are a talkative person. You should talk concisely at the meeting when you take part in it.
Don’t go without pen, paper:
Keeping some notes of the agenda of the meeting is very important. Employees remain very busy with so many daily tasks. It is very natural to forget any instruction or suggestion from the boss/bosses. Keeping a pen and a piece of paper or writing pad makes you complete for a corporate or official meeting. Keeping notes is a must. It gives a positive idea to your superior about you when you take notes of their opinion or guidelines. An employee should never attend a meeting without a pen and paper.
Don’t use mobile phone:
You should never speak to someone over a mobile phone during a meeting unless it is urgent. Moreover, texting or playing games is very indecent at a meeting. An employee should never use a mobile phone while the meeting is on. It is very demeaning to your other colleagues when you are using your cell phone instead of concentrating on the meeting. So, you should avoid this bad habit today.
Don’t attend a meeting unprepared:
You should have a minimum of preparation before you attend a meeting. When you are entering the meeting room, you must know what you are going to discuss. However, it is wise to have some ideas about the meeting. Don’t attend the meeting empty-headed. Guessing something and knowing something to the point are completely different things. Don’t speak about something having vague idea about it.
Don’t be late:
You should never be late at a meeting. Try to be on time, actually it is better to be present before time. It is not sober that other people would wait for you in a meeting. It will give a negative impression about you. Moreover, your confidence level will go down at the very beginning, if you become late in a meeting.
Don’t dress inappropriately:
You should have a decent dressing sense for a meeting. You can’t appear in any casual dress as the place is not for doing picnic or having party. You should remember that your first impression will be the best impression throughout the meeting. You should have a decent, neat and clean dress-up at the meeting.
Don’t behave rudely:
Your approach to a meeting should be polite. You must have heard that courtesy begets courtesy. You must behave gently to others at the meeting. If it is important to disagree on anything with someone, you should do it, but in a decent way. Being rude is very unusual in a meeting. You must speak clearly, but not loudly. You can get involved in a debate as many men, many minds, but never use any harsh words to others.
Don’t share personal matters:
You should not share any of your personal matters during a meeting. It is very unusual and unexpected to tell about your personal life, family, salary, etc. Never ask anyone about their salary and personal matters. An official meeting should have none of these issues to be discussed. You should focus on the agenda of meetings instead of doing any stupid acts. It is better to be quite and calm if you don’t have anything to tell others which is relevant to the meeting.