An engineering department’s meetings come in different flavors-department meetings held locally and globally on fixed days and times of the week, design review meetings, customer meetings, subcontractor meetings, regulatory agency meetings, upper management meetings, subgroup meetings, individual one-on-one meetings, fun and morale-boosting meetings, etc. Every meeting (except emergency ones) should be scheduled and announced by the engineering manager or by subordinates using a consistent procedure and meeting announcement form. A typical meeting announcement form is shown in Figure 5.2. Meetings should be announced at least a week before they are scheduled to be held so any meeting time or conference room conflicts can be resolved in a timely fashion. Also, regular reminders for routinely scheduled meetings should be provided by the originator.