Lauded for its accessible format and humorous writing style, Effective Meetings: Improving Group Decision Making, offers practical strategies for running effective meetings by highlighting the processes involved in decision making and the ways individuals contribute to making better quality decisions as a group.

The Third Edition of this brief text begins with guidelines for effective decision making, then covers topics that include member recruitment, meeting preparation, agenda building, and the positions and roles required for effective meeting outcomes. Subsequent chapters deal with electronic meeting formats, the chair and participants, and the various types of meeting groups such as boards, advisory groups, and staff groups.

Author John E. Tropman teaches at the University of Michigan in the School of Social Work, the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, and the Executive Education Programs. Dr. Tropman also works with for-profit, nonprofit, and government entities in a consultative capacity.

A Concluding Note: Developing a Perspective

A concluding note: Developing a perspective

In this chapter, we recap some of the perspectives offered in this volume and suggest some overall considerations for those interested in the decision-group process. We revisit some material discussed earlier in a way that suggests a perspective for the future of group decision making and that helps you to frame your own ideas and outlook on group work.

Better Quality Decisions Are the Goal

As I said in the introduction, the goal of this book is to assist readers in managing and leading the group decision-making process, whether as chair, participant, or executive. Let us conclude with some tips and suggestions that will help the process of achieving high-quality decisions.

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