“I wish I had attended more meetings” – what you won’t want on your tombstone.
Too long and too many: Cambridge, Massachusetts based consulting company Interaction Associates surveys have found business people think meetings are too long and that they spend half of their work life in meetings. You knew that!
“If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be “meetings.” Dave Barry
Slash by 50%
SimpleSize at work and in your community by slashing your meetings 50%. If information needs to be given, do it ahead so participants can make better decisions to solve problems when they’re actually in the meeting. The result will be fewer, shorter sessions that result in action. Then there’s more time at work to get real work done.
“No sinner was ever saved after the first twenty minutes.” Mark Twain
Talk, tech, and tools
– Just talk: Just 2 people making a decision is a meeting. You don’t need a crowd
– Email Meetings: Digitize decision-making with “reply-all” email ‘talks’
– FaceTime & Skype: Tech talk prompts shorter meetings
– Tools: Use proven practices to tune-up meetings
Below… 5 Steps to SimpleSize Meetings