Improving Your Meetings
According to author, Ron Carruci, US companies spend $37 billion per year on meetings, despite 71% of senior managers viewing them as unproductive. In a Harvard Business Review article, Mr. Carruci, highlights three recommendations.
First, he recommends that the scope of the meeting be clearly defined and narrowly focused on items within your control.
Second, he suggests a synchronized cadence. If the meeting has a long-term purpose, have fewer but longer meetings.
Finally, only people with the ability to make a difference should attend and metrics should be developed to assure meetings are impacting the business positively.
Ecclesiastes 3:6 says, there is, “A time to keep and a timeto throw away.”
If your meetings seem unproductive, either use Mr. Carruci’s recommendations to adjust them or eliminate the wasted time.
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