Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Meetings: Where Work Goes to Die

For no reason at all, I was reminded of one of Jeff Atwood's blog posts the other day Meetings: Where Work Goes to Die

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.
If meetings are part of your life, please watch the following video, as recommended by @Toopots 

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