“One Kind of Meeting You Should Never Have”

Good article by Geoffrey James on the Inc.com site about how update or status meetings waste valuable time. Many workplaces have frequent meetings where everyone on a team gets together (either physically or virtually) to give oral status reports of their respective projects. These “update meetings” (aka “staff meetings”) are supposedly useful because they encourage “better communication.” I… Read More

Are Meetings Frustrating You? Try Three Simple Things

Good morning! I hope you had a great day celebrating Independence Day yesterday. For many people, next to e-mail overload, unproductive meetings are one of the most frustrating aspects of organizational life. There are several good book out there on the subject with my favorite being Death by Meeting by Patrick Lencioni. But instead of… Read More