Meet to discuss. Instead: Meet to decide.

I was reading an article about “How to Fail: 25 Secrets Learned through Failure“. One that I think will be on a post-it note on my monitor at work tomorrow morning is going to be:

Meet to discuss.
Instead: Meet to decide.

Meetings used to disseminate information are the biggest time-sink at almost all companies. Nobody likes meetings and the interruptions they create.

If you are meeting, structure an agenda that leads to a decision being made right then. Use other methods of communication to disseminate information and updates.

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  1. kadeeirene
    kadeeirene says:

    I like this – I think too much time is wasted in meetings with people adding bits that don’t need to be there. Meeting after meeting it’s hard to get things done, especially if you’re not moving forward together as a group. Thanks for sharing

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