Meetings, when run ineffectively, can be a waste of everyone's time. However, an effective meeting can be very powerful in accomplishing what you need and providing an avenue for communication. Provide your own assessment on what makes an effective meeting. You can also provide examples.
In today's virtual environment, e-mail, instant messaging, text messaging, and collaborative tools are becoming popular ways to communicate. What are your thoughts on using these tools to effectively communicate within a project? For example, are certain tools better than others and are there certain guidelines you should follow when determining which tool to use?