Was passiert vor dem Meeting? Small Talk steigert die Meetingeffektivität [What happens before meetings? Small talk promotes meeting effectiveness]

J.A. Allen, N.K. Lehmann-Willenbrock

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    Research interest: We explore how pre-meeting small talk impacts meeting effectiveness through the” ripple effect”, allowing before meeting communication/behaviors to ripple into and impact the scheduled meeting.
    Method: Data was obtained using an online survey of working adults (N = 252). A new survey measure of meeting talk was developed.
    Implications for common practice: Managers should encourage their employees to arrive in time so that they can engage in pre-meeting talk. Small talk before a scheduled meeting can have beneficial effects for the effectiveness of the meeting.
    Original languageGerman
    Pages (from-to)22-27
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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