Sunday, February 18, 2007

Meetings, meetings, and more meetings - useful or not?

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Today I would like to discuss about meetings in the work environment. I'm pretty sure that you all have an agenda on your desk or in your computer, filled with lots of meetings every week and month. Are these meetings necessary? All of them? Do you reach your goals with these meetings?

Here is one excerpt from a very interesting article:

How many meetings did you attend or hold in 2006? Tens? Hundreds? Now, take a minute to consider how many of those meetings were actually turned into positive, productive action that made your business better.
These are important questions to ask in a world of ‘fast-food communication’, where ondemand, real-time, dynamic collaboration technologies have quickly turned global business into a single, connected cube farm. Everyone has meetings; it’s up to you to determine whether the information and responsibilities shared in those meetings drives your success, or simply leads to deeper inefficiency.

Here is the full article, to which I challenge to discuss in the following days:

http://www.pmforum.org/library/tips/2007/PDFs/Brett-2-07.pdf

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