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Make short shrift with old meeting rules!

Posted by Paul Neefjes on Nov 24, 2019 2:07:00 PM

Has your employer already fully embraced ‘The New Way of Working’? In organisations that have adopted the New Way of Working really seriously, you work when and where you want. It might be from your home office, from the office of a client or in a café, early in the morning or late at night – it really doesn’t matter. There are no problems as long as employees deliver their work as agreed. The result is that increasingly more offices are being laid out with a maximum number of fixed workstations. The rest of them are flexible workstations. 

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Topics: Meeting trends

Healthy meetings in the hospital

Posted by Paul Neefjes on Sep 8, 2019 9:02:00 AM

Just because you work in a hospital, doesn't mean you're surrounded by patients all day. Of course doctors, medical specialists and management assistants in this sector also have administrative tasks and obligations to confer, resulting in long working days. This often needs to be evening work, as daytimes are filled with patient consultations, tests and operations. Unfortunately, meetings have become increasingly complex in recent years; the extensive co-operations/partnerships within the healthcare system are leading to a lack of transparency in decision-making processes. Want to be fit at the end of a long working day? Take advantage of these 5 tips to give your meetings a health check.

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Topics: Meeting techniques

Webinar - A showcase of the iBabs board portal

Posted by Paul Neefjes on Jun 19, 2019 12:55:00 PM

 

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Topics: Meeting techniques, Meeting tips, Board members

A board secretary’s guide to increasing non-executive directors’ performance

Posted by Paul Neefjes on May 23, 2019 9:02:00 AM

Have you ever been in a board meeting and thought that at least one other person in the room shouldn’t be there?

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Topics: Meeting techniques, Meeting tips, Board members

Marathon inspiration: 5 tips for golden meetings

Posted by Paul Neefjes on Apr 7, 2019 9:02:00 AM

Have you ever won a sports competition? Then you know that focus is essential in sports. You have to have a goal and go for it. This weekend around 15,000 runners will experience that during the Rotterdam Marathon.

Good focus is also essential in meetings. Did you know that the average maximum attention span is only 45 minutes? All the more reason to make speed a top priority, also in meetings! Luckily, when it comes to meetings, we can learn from runners!

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Topics: Meeting techniques

'Ask a company secretary': Nicola Reynolds of Turn2Us

Posted by Paul Neefjes on Feb 26, 2019 9:02:00 AM

There's no better source of advice than an expert in the field.

With that philosophy in mind, we interviewed Nicola Reynolds, Board Secretary at Turn2Us, a national charity in the UK that provides financial support to help people who have fallen on hard times get back on track.

We talked about what she has learned during her time as a board secretary, how she handles some of the more challenging aspects of the job, and much more. 

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Webinar Recap: Moving to Digital Board Meetings

Posted by Paul Neefjes on Jan 18, 2019 9:02:00 AM

The decision to go from paper-based board meetings to using a digital board portal can be daunting. Deciding which provider to go with, getting everyone on board, training everyone up on how to use it and, essentially, changing your entire meeting culture. 

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Topics: Security, Board secretary, Paperless meetings, Board portal, Board members

A board secretary’s guide to writing effective board meeting minutes

Posted by Paul Neefjes on Nov 20, 2018 9:02:00 AM

Writing minutes for a board meeting is a deceptively difficult and time-consuming task. It is often undervalued, especially by executives.

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Topics: Board secretary, Meeting techniques, Meeting tips

9 tools to help you become a more effective board member

Posted by Paul Neefjes on Nov 6, 2018 9:02:00 AM

Unlock your true productivity with these 9 tools

“Until we can manage time, we can manage nothing else.” ~ Peter Drucker

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Topics: Productivity, Board members

How board secretaries can create an effective agenda for board meetings

Posted by Paul Neefjes on Oct 5, 2018 9:02:00 AM

An agenda is the backbone of any board meeting. It sets the tone, helps prevent board members from getting distracted or off-track and contributes to an effective board meeting. At least, that’s if you have a great board meeting agenda. 

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Topics: Board secretary, Meeting techniques, Meeting tips

iBabs is a leader in paperless meetings and enables you to reduce these piles of documents to the thickness of your tablet. Hundreds of organizations have been using this system for more than 15 years.

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