Many books have been written to explain how to lead better meetings. Rather than review the well-known principles of running a meeting, The Big Book of Meeting Games starts where other books leave off by giving meeting leaders dozens of 5-minute, fun activities to use right in the middle of a meeting. Each game is designed to help make a meeting more creative and more productive. The games in the book help meeting leaders accomplish the most common meeting objectives such as: - brainstorming and creative thinking; - solving problems; - reaching consensus; - making sure everyone's opinion is heard; - making group decisions. Games in the book also help solve common meeting problems and frustrations by: - breaking the ice for participants who don't know each other; - engaging and energizing meeting participants; - helping meetings start and end on time. The book makes use of many traditional facilitation and decision-making tools such force-field analysis and fishbone diagrams, but turns these intimidating productivity tools into quick, fun activities that can be used in any business context.
Marlene Caroselli, Ed.D., is an accomplished speakerand the author of many books on business and facilitation. She is a frequent contributor to professional publications, including Stephen Covey's Executive Excellence, and has provided training for Eastman Kodak, Xerox, Allied Signal, and numerous other major corporations.