The Wharton School maintains there are three reasons to hold a meeting. Period. To:
They further maintain (as do we), that meetings should never be held:
If you are holding meetings for the two purposes directly above. Stop it immediately. If you are holding meetings for any reasons other than the top three listed, you are:
Inc.com published these alarming (U.S. only) statistics:
Worse yet, if you have remote personnel or associates attending, and they are on voice-only, no visual, real-time streaming, 80% disengage almost immediately.
So, before you schedule a meeting or allow your staff members to do so, ask yourself (or them) these questions:
If you answer "no" to any one of these (and heaven forbid all of them!), then you are planning or allowing an unproductive meeting that wastes exorbitant resources, time and people’s ability.
If "yes" is your answer to the three key questions, then make sure your meetings:
That's it! Period.
Insane Executive Mistake 3 of 50: Spending an Exorbitant Amount of Time and Effort on Internal Presentations
Stop the CRAZY Waste, Ron Crabtree
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