Include with a focus on results

Appoint a meeting leader who encourages everyone to contribute to and focus on the goal of the decision. For example: “Now we need to discuss different strategies for a membership drive, and the goal is to bring on as many members as possible. That’s why we want to hear everyone’s ideas.” 
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Include with a focus on results

Do you need to hold a meeting? Do you feel stressed by not reaching a conclusion? In such cases there is a risk of making bad decisions by driving one’s own agenda hard without letting other people’s views through. Combining focus on results with encouragement of others’ views may require some thought. A study led by Professor Amiram Vinokur looked at experts who were to make decisions at six different conferences. In the cases where the meeting leader mostly drove their own agendas, the decisions were worse; they were better when the leader of a meeting en- couraged everyone to contribute.