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Chapter 8: Meeting Hacks From Google, Apple, and Virgin
“How can you immediately shorten the time spent in meetings by one-third?”
Most meetings are very poorly organized, and in consequence, they feel like a waste of time. The biggest problems with meetings are:
- They start late.
- The wrong people participate.
- Time is spent on trivial issues instead of the important ones.
Here are some tips:
Consider utilizing only short, five- to ten-minute meetings.
This is what Richard Branson does.
Consider walking meetings.
That’s the method used by Steve Jobs.
Have stand-up meetings.
According to studies, they are 34 percent shorter and equally as effective.
No smartphones should be allowed during meetings.
It’s inappropriate to answer calls during meetings. Using smartphones during a meeting shows a lack of respect, lack of attention, or even a lack of power.
Before going, always ask yourself if you really need to attend the meeting.
Not everyone must be at every meeting.
Actions to take
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