Meetings: How Many People Should Be in the Room?

As offsite meeting specialists, we are almost always asked how many people should attend the session we're designing. Our immediate response is usually a question: What is the objective of the meeting? Is it to brainstorm ideas? To discuss options and improve them? To make a decision or select an option? To align on the action plan? To ensure an effective meeting, the number of attendees should align with the desired outcome.

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