Wednesday, September 22, 2010

One-hour meetings, half-hour meetings, what's next?

Meetings are a much-maligned part of our workday. An interesting trend is taking place and I wonder where it will end up.

One-hour meetings are being replaced by half-hour meetings--and now we are starting to see fifteen minute meetings taking their place.

Is this good or bad or in-between? I'd guess that most one-hour meetings could be done in half the time. But, it's a stretch for me to imagine much being accomplished in fifteen minutes.

But one thing's for sure--this trend requires the participants to be on-time for meetings. Anyone that's ten minutes late to a fifteen-minute meeting has missed 2/3rds of it. Might be a good idea after all...

Barry LaBov
LaBov & Beyond

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