Tired of ineffective, boring and low energy meetings? Take ownership of the following three standards to end meeting madness once and for all:
A. Meeting Content
A meeting only has three objectives:
- To brainstorm ideas.
- To make decisions.
- To drive projects.
Everything else can probably be done by something different from a meeting.
B. Meeting Output
There are only three outputs of any meeting:
- An action list.
- A decision list.
- A communication list: Who needs to know what based on this meeting.
Skip any additional minute making, unless legally required.
C. Meeting Choreography
- No agenda, no meeting
- No preparation, no seat at the table.
- Break Parkinson’s Law: This law states that work expands to fill the time which has been scheduled to do the work. If you schedule a meeting for one hour, people tend to meet one hour. Cut your meeting time in half instead. It saves you a lot of time, and makes meetings much more focused.
Your time is precious. As of today, take a stand and make every meeting count.