If only we could live in a world where we didn’t have to sit through unproductive, boring sessions day in, day out.
Well you can, you’re in control.
Be prepared, be organised and be on time. Most importantly, when you close your meeting agree on SPECIFIC actions and deadlines that everyone has to work towards. This is not rocket science.
At the pace PIE is moving forward, time is our most precious commodity. We live by the above rules.
If we didn’t, we would disappear in a haze of our own self-importance and despite appearing ludicrously busy…NOTHING WOULD EVER GET DONE!
For those who are drowning in a sea of pointless meetings…take a read of this article. I bet you can take something from it.
In a survey conducted in 2015 by Clarizan, 35% of those polled said their weekly status meetings were a waste of time . And if a dozen people are sitting in a one-hour “waste of time” meeting, that’s actually a waste of 12 hours. A dozen hours of lost productivity, often to present or review information that could have been covered in minutes through a different medium. Yet Harvard professor Nancy Koehn estimates that 11 million meetings are held in the U.S. each day. You can imagine how much money that equates to. If your organization is guilty of bad meeting culture, it’s time to put a stop to it. But where to begin? Here’s a way to conduct a quick audit on your company meetings. Are you or any of your teams guilty of the following?