but so frequently missed.
For better, effective meetings focus on outcomes, not the agenda.
The question “What is the agenda?” centers around the (long) list of things to talk about.
A warning sign that this may be yet another long meeting.
What you get is a room/zoom full of zombies – distracted, bored, and hoping to be elsewhere.
“What is the goal of this meeting?” is better.
What is the problem?
What do you want/need to accomplish?
Focus on the outcomes, not the agenda – a prescription for better, effective meetings.