Do you create agenda’s for your meetings? If not, consider that meeting attendees secretly benefit from agendas.
From our research, meeting attendees experience a lot of anxiety around meetings. When they don’t know their role, or why they are there, it is a source of angst. Many will wonder if there is something they should have prepared, or wonder if they are ready for the meeting.
The easiest way to avoid this is to be in the 35% or so of people that do create meetings agendas. It will make meetings calmer and more productive for those attending! Remember, everyone benefits from agendas!