Meetings are valuable because they encourage communication, providing a place for team members to get a say. However, when attendees don’t get this chance, they might walk away feeling like the meeting was a waste. Unfortunately, certain scenarios can make people uncomfortable speaking up. Continue reading
Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, has a curious rule for meetings. He doesn’t plan any meetings in which two pizzas aren’t enough to feed everyone (Inc). Despite the company’s gargantuan size (it counted on more than half a million employees in 2017), Bezos sticks steadfastly to his two-pizza rule. Continue reading
Going into an important meeting without an agenda is a little bit like baking a cake without the recipe. It could turn out well—but more likely it’ll be a complete disaster. Continue reading
Across industries and departments, these are some common meeting topics with defined and specific purposes. Here are some types of meetings to help you clarify the results you’re looking for: Continue reading
As you learned in our last post, meetings can quickly become a money-waster. But does that mean companies should scratch meetings completely? Well, no.
Next time you’re in a meeting, try to calculate the cost. A one-hour meeting between 10 employees earning an average of $30/hour adds up to $300 in salaries alone. Inviting one or two managers quickly escalates the cost. Meetings between several managers or executives may cost upward of $1,000 in salary (TED). This doesn’t even take into account the time spent preparing for the meeting! Continue reading