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389. How to Make Meetings Less Terrible

389. How to Make Meetings Less Terrible

Update: 2019-09-1995
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In the U.S. alone, we hold 55 million meetings a day. Most of them are woefully unproductive, and tyrannize our offices. The revolution begins now — with better agendas, smaller invite lists, and an embrace of healthy conflict.

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Christine Hallet

I having my committee team listen to this. I'm in the process of double checking if there really is a need for a meeting this month or if a newsletter would suffice. Validation to not hold a meeting and how to recognize a meeting is needed. Awesomeness. Thank you.

Nov 6th
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milind kamble

At ValueLabs, we have our meeting guidelines scribbled on the entrance walls. Priority is given to shorter meetings with an agenda. One more aspect that the speakers missed out was the MOMs. Minutes of the meetings should pave way to the next action item, ownership and upcoming meeting.

Oct 8th
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Ethan D. Smith

This was a very thought-provoking episode. Now, I find myself reevaluating meeting agendas before I go to various meetings.

Sep 26th
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Chris Horton

Absolutely awesome episode

Sep 24th
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Bill Clark

A company had the best meeting policies. 1. All meetings to have a written agenda distributed beforehand. 2. No meetings of more than an hour. 3. No recapping for latecomers.

Sep 20th
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389. How to Make Meetings Less Terrible

389. How to Make Meetings Less Terrible