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  • Print publication year: 2015
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10 - An Organizational Meeting Orientation

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In this chapter we help researchers and practitioners understand what might lead to or be an outcome of an organizational meeting orientation. We use the term “meeting orientation” to refer to the focus on policies, procedures, and practices that promote, emphasize, or result in meetings. The chapter includes a discussion and examination of when a meeting orientation might be beneficial and when it may be counterproductive. We present an analysis of survey scale items that researchers can use to measure the presence of an organizational meeting orientation. Additionally, we describe several important and timely potential research topics from several fields of organizational study.

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