It’s incredible how much companies love meetings. So much time is spent in meetings, you can’t but think that it’s sometimes a waste of time, and that is often true if these meetings are not productive enough and give no results.
Seth Godin identifies 6 different types of meetings:
– Just so everyone knows
– What are you up to
– What does everyone think?
– We need a decision right now.
– Hanging out meetings.
– To hear myself talk meetings.
He goes on into further detail on each type and gives some tips on how to make meetings more productive.
Ben Yoskovitz also suggests 7 ways to avoid pointless meetings:
– Make sure the meeting has a clear purpose.
– Avoid suspense.
– Document what