Most of us have experienced it. Being stuck in a meeting, dying inside because it is so boring, irrelevant and disorganized. You’re asking yourself why am I here and what is the point of this meeting?
As a leader, meetings are a valuable tool for communication, alignment and decision making. They don’t have to be boring and irrelevant.
In fact, our job is to ensure that meetings are engaging and a good use of people’s time.
The solution? Effective Meetings
“A manager’s job is to manage people and systems. Their job revolves around organizing other people and making decisions. These tasks occur during meetings.
Therefore a meeting is nothing less than the means through which managerial work is performed. We should not be fighting their very existence, but rather using the time spent in them as efficiently as possible."
Andy Grove, from High Output Management