Basically it suggests that, although communication is what we need to succeed, we need to make sure that time spent in meetings is time well spent.
Here are a few of his methods to keep a meeting succinct.
- No meeting should ever be more than an hour, under penalty of death.
- Every meeting should have a clearly defined mission statement. (Agenda/Goals)
- Do your homework before the meeting.
- Make it optional.
- Summarize to-dos at the end of the meeting.