The Surprising Science of Meetings

The Surprising Science of Meetings by Rogelberg

Steven G. Rogelberg

6:00 p.m.  Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019

UNC Charlotte Center City

Steven G. Rogelberg is a professor of organizational science, management, and psychology, and the director of organizational science.
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The Surprising Science of Meetings

A recent estimate suggests employees endure a staggering 55 million meetings a day in the United States. But the tremendous time investment yields only modest returns. No organization made up of human beings is immune from all-too-common meeting gripes: Failure to engage, inadvertent encouragement of participants to tune out, and blatant disregard for participants' time. Most companies and leaders view poor meetings as an inevitable cost of doing business.

In The Surprising Science of Meetings: How You Can Lead Your Team to Peak Performances, author Steven G. Rogelberg offers a how-to guide to holding productive meetings and changing one’s working life. The Washington Post named The Surprising Science of Meetings one of 10 leadership books to watch for in 2019. Business Insider named it one of 14 business books everyone will be reading in 2019.

Please join us on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at UNC Charlotte Center City (320 E. 9th St., Charlotte 28202) for Personally Speaking with Dr. Rogelberg as he talks about his research. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with a reception. The program will begin promptly at 7 p.m. and will be followed by a dessert reception and book-signing. Please note the changes in the reception and program times.

The event is free, but registration is required. Parking information will be emailed in advance to those who register by close of business Monday, Nov. 13.

Photo of Steven G. RogelbergRogelberg, consultant to some of the world's most successful companies, draws from extensive research including interviews with more than 5,000 employees across industries to share proven practices and techniques that can help managers and employees enhance the quality of their meetings.

At UNC Charlotte, Rogelberg holds the title of Chancellor’s Professor for distinguished national, international, and interdisciplinary contributions.

He is a professor of organizational science, management, and psychology, and is director of the organizational science program. The recipient of a Master Teacher Award and the Psi Chi Professor of the Year Award, he was the inaugural winner of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology Humanitarian Award.

He consults for small and large organizations that include IBM, TIAA, Cisco, Procter & Gamble, Family Dollar, 3M, Corning, KPMG, Siemens, and others. Rogelberg also founded and currently directs large outreach initiatives, serving more than 1,000 nonprofits, that focus on nonprofit organization health and effectiveness.

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