|Source: Brooks Group|
Yes, managers need to keep their teams on track. Frequent diversions from the meeting agenda can be frustrating for everyone involved. However, managers are not always aware of key issues and concerns in advance of a meeting. A crowded, overly regimented agenda leaves no room for participants to surface problems, risks, or concerns. Therefore, managers need to make room in each meeting for an opportunity for some unplanned discussion of issues about which leaders may not be aware.