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H. Kent Baker ; American University, Kogod College of Business Administration, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Batteile Bldg., Washington, DC 20016

Meetings need not be boring or unproductive. In dispelling some myths about meetings, the author defines three general meeting types: educational, informational, and decision-making. Many meetings are not effective because it wasn't clear which type was being conducted. When people understand the purpose of a particular meeting and recognize their roles, the chances of a successful meeting are increased. Responsibilities of the leader and the participants are offered as are suggestions on how to encourage constructive conflict.

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IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication  (Volume:PC-25 ,  Issue: 3 )