“If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be 'meetings.”
― Dave Barry
If you want to succeed in business cut out the meetings. They waste time, drain enthusiasm and demoralise people while having the illusion of being effective.
I avoid meetings at all costs so that I can get the necessary work done. If you must have a meeting then follow these three steps:
1. Have clear written meeting objective(s)
2. Provide no chairs or food - standing up prevents people sleeping, looking at lap tops and getting comfortable
3. Take minutes and give all attendees something to do - this will keep the time wasters away as they don't want to work.
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