Ever looked at your calendar in the morning and thought that you already knew you would get nothing done all day long? Ever planned to work after dinner because meetings will take up your entire day? I know I have - many times. Today, I will share with you what has worked for me to deal with meetings.
Rule 3: Define Purpose and Duration of Every Meeting.
We can only focus for so long. Today, it often seems the period of "joint attention" and "creative problem solving" lasts somewhere between ten and thirty minutes, at most. Yet, most meetings are at least an hour long. What a waste of everyone's time. So here is what I suggest based on my experience and lots of failed attempts of making meetings productive and efficient.
Hope all this helps - good luck!