Valuable Meetings

Meetings. How many of them can be changed, disregarded, and not even attended? Can one spend their time on more valuable work?

Automatically as I was writing this my only focus was on work type meetings, as those seem to be the least edifying and the most wasteful. Meetings can be beneficial:

  • Casual meetings to build relationships
  • Informational meetings to build up knowledge
  • Crisis meetings to solve urgent and hard problems
  • Regular meetings that have outcomes that are action oriented
  • Impromptu meetings that spark ideas

So not all meetings are monsters that feed on time and energy. Just ones that are poorly run.

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