The Four Things You Didn’t Know About Dutch Meetings

In this article, the author takes a look into the details of a typical Dutch meeting.

Let’s share his vision on the Agenda:

The agenda, if at all present, consists, like most agendas, of the different points that are to be discussed. Makes sense, right?

Initially, the Dutch agenda appears to be quite similar. There’s a point 1, a point 2, a point 3, etc. However, the meeting does not necessarily take off at number 1. It could be number 2, or 5… and when point 3 is covered, there could be a surprise point 3a, 3b, 3c, etc. And, of course, several points could be added before, during or after the meeting.

Other topics covered are: preparing for the meeting; who’s the boss, and; why do you need to be present?

Chris Smit
2016 Autumn

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