The Effective Statistician - in association with PSI

The Effective Statistician - in association with PSI

The Effective Statistician - in association with PSI

How to run effective meetings, even if you are just a participant

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In this episode, I talk about the important questions that we need to answer and the points we need to consider to ensure an effective meeting. Here are the steps you can follow and what can you do if these steps are not followed in a meeting you’re invited to:

  • What is the goal you want to achieve?
  • Do you need a meeting at all?
  • Who is really needed for the meeting?
    • Who will contribute?
    • Who could derail the outcome?
    • Who would you need as an ally potentially?
  • How long do you need the meeting to be?
    • Additional tip - start 5 minutes after the hour and stop 5 minutes before the hour
  • Send the meeting agenda
    • Always include the goals of the meeting
    • Include any pre-reads
    • Any action items specifically for some of the attendees (do you need to prepare someone 1:1 beforehand)
  • Start on time and end on time
  • Start with the goal
  • Table any topics that derail from the goal
  • Ask also those that are quieter
  • Organize minutes from the start (maybe display them on the screen)
  • Who does what by when - clearly identify action items
  • Virtual meetings - turn on the video and set this expectation beforehand

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About this podcast

The podcast from statisticians for statisticians to have a bigger impact at work. This podcast is set up in association with PSI - Promoting Statistical Insight. This podcast helps you to grow your leadership skills, learn about ongoing discussions in the scientific community, build you knowledge about the health sector and be more efficient at work. This podcast helps statisticians at all levels with and without management experience. It is targeted towards the health, but lots of topics will be important for the wider data scientists community.

by Alexander Schacht and Benjamin Piske, biometricians, statisticians and leaders in the pharma industry


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