New Release – Fixing Broken Meetings: A Manual on Meeting Rotten-osity, Deleterious Decisions, and Ineffective Implementation by John Tropman, Daniel Madaj, and Carolyn Gier
San Diego, CA – April 3, 2023 – Cognella Academic Publishing is proud to announce the publication of Fixing Broken Meetings: A Manual on Meeting Rotten-osity, Deleterious Decision, and Ineffective Implementation by John Tropman, Daniel Madaj, and Carolyn Gier. The book examines the myriad ways in which meetings regularly fail and how individuals and organizations can improve them through a model of identification, ideation, decision-making, implementation, and evaluation.
The collection is organized into eight parts, each featuring an opening description of a cartoon, summaries of articles and books, and links to longer pieces. Opening parts contain humorous material that illustrates the pattern of making fun of meetings and disparaging their utility; discussions related to decision-making; and coping strategies. Readers discover helpful tips for producing efficient meetings and building effective decisions. They learn about decision avoidance psychosis and examine why we, at all levels of the social organization, accept a flawed system that embraces meetings with latent functions. Closing parts cite valuable practices developed by the Meeting Masters and Decision Maestros and consider common issues related to implementation and evaluation.
An innovative and essential guide for the modern workplace, Fixing Broken Meetings is an exemplary resource for courses and programs in business and organizational behavior, as well as anyone interested in improving the functionality of meetings within their organization.
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