Saturday, June 7, 2014

Cut out the Meetings

“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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DK

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