The Magic of 30-Minute Meetings

Change the standard meeting time from 1 hour to 30 minutes. Compressed time. The advantages are obvious: everyone saves time and money. You will need these “get to the most critical point fast” skills — and the courage to use them — if you are going to make the most of your time. You need to be […]

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these 5 minutes matter…

Change your team meeting duration to 25 or 55 minutes, the 5 minutes buffer will ensure an on time start. Companies win through collaboration, bringing diverse talent together and solving the most relevant business challenges. Global matrix organizations, powered by video conferencing and collaborative tools are creating an increasingly competitive market. Meetings are the magical […]

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freedom is a choice

Everyone knows the feeling of being locked in your agenda, running from one meeting to the other. Take control, schedule blocks for yourself. Back-to-back meetings are killing your productivity.

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Ensure that every manager has weekly 1-on-1 meetings with all of his or her direct reports

Expanding on the prior point, it can help performance if you ensure that all managers throughout your organization adhere to the discipline of weekly 1-on-1 meetings with direct reports – a practice that some consider to be the most important business management practice of all. Weekly meetings not only help a firm practice CPM (described above), but, […]

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tips for efficient meetings

FOCUS ON CONTENT SHARE THE MOST IMPORTANT INFORMATION DO NOT USE MOBILE PHONE DISAGREE WITHOUT BEING DISAGREEABLE CHALLENGE IDEAS NOT PEOPLE BE BRIEF AND TO THE POINT DO NOT HAVE PARALLEL CONVERSATION Share a pre-read at least 48 hrs in advance. Start with a short summary and ask for comments/questions instead of flipping through powerpoints. […]

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