What is the definition of a staff meeting?
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What is a staff meeting?
Staff meetings are often supplemented with agendas, which are prepared in advance of the meeting. Management in charge of facilitating the staff meeting dictate which items will be discussed at the meeting and on the agenda, and administrative support is often responsible for typing and distributing the agendas. Agendas often include "action items," which are tasks to be introduced or discussed at the staff meeting and completed by their assigned employees following the meeting, usually by a specified deadline. Refreshments such as coffee, tea and snacks are also often made available at staff meetings. A meal is usually provided for staff meeting attendees if the meeting is scheduled to take place during a meal time.
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What is the difference between annual general meeting and staff meeting?
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Is the word staff singular or plural?
Staff, for all intents and purposes, is singular. There is one staff. Definition 5.e. in Merriam-Webster's entry allows for use as plural, however, the preferred use is singular. Think of "staff" as the sum total of the parts. (As the pie is made up of the slices.) PREFERRED: "Fifteen members of the staff attended the meeting." AVOID: "Fifteen staff attended the meeting." In addition, most publications that follow Associated Press guidelines will use only the singular. When in doubt, avoid the word. Recraft the sentence using a different word, like "employees," or "workers."