What measures will you take to ensure that you achieve the purpose of the meeting?

Assignment 2: Designing a Meeting

When communicating within the context of a meeting, leaders and managers always must be mindful the strengths and drawbacks of meetings. Knowing how to design, develop, and shape your messages is important.

Review the following scenario:

You have been selected to address the quarterly meeting of your company’s board of directors. You will be delivering negative updates that include low profits, pending lawsuits, and high employee turnover. The members of your board of directors are dispersed across the country.

Based on your analysis of the scenario and the meeting design practices covered in this module, address the following:

  • What measures will you take to ensure that you achieve the purpose of the meeting?
  • List and briefly explain the rationale for using the practices that you will adopt to ensure that the meeting proceeds smoothly and productively.

Write a 2–3-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M4_A2.doc.



Module Reading:


  • From the Argosy University online library resources, read:
    • Krivis, J. (2006). Can we call a truce? Ten tips for negotiating workplace conflicts.Employment Relations Today, 33(3), 31–35.https://login.libproxy.edmc.edu/login?url=http://search.proquest.com


    • Mahajan, A., Bishop, J. W., & Scott, D. (2012). Does trust in top management mediate top management communication, employee involvement, and organizational commitment relationships? Journal of Managerial Issues, 24(2), 173–190, 122.https://login.libproxy.edmc.edu/login?url=http://search.proquest.com


    • Smart, K. L., & Featheringham, R. (2006). Developing effective interpersonal communication and discussion skills. Business Communication Quarterly69(3), 276–283.https://login.libproxy.edmc.edu/login?url=http://search.proquest.com


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