Quote of the Week for Fathers Day

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10 Things That Bug People About Meetings

10 by 10 on TuesdaysThis week’s Quick List* is a companion to our Quote of the Week which is:

Meetings are a symptom of bad organization.  The fewer the meetings the better.” Peter Drucker

A regular review of meetings is crucial for the success of any organization.  Not just the quantity of meetings but the quality as well.   Typical discoveries from such reviews include ways to save time, boost morale, productivity and overall performance.

How to conduct such a review?  Start with questions like:

  • How many meetings do you attend each week?
  • How many hours do they take?
  • What bugs you about the meetings you attend?

We conducted a survey** last week and asked these plus a few more questions.   To date, here are the top 10 responses to the question:  “What bugs you about meetings?

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Quote of the Week: Meetings are a symptom of …

This one will not be popular with many leaders, but it’s a good one for those looking for ways to save time, get to goal PLUS boost morale, productivity and overall performance.

Meetings are a symptom of bad organization.  The fewer meetings the better.

I don’t totally agree with this one.  But I think it and it’s source is enough to stop most leaders in their tracks at least long enough to evaluate their own meeting plans and habits.    Not just the quantity of meetings as Drucker notes – but the quality as well.

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10 reasons to stop meeting

10 by 10 on TuesdaysThis week’s Quick List* is a companion to our Quote of the Week which is:  

A meeting is an event where minutes are taken and hours wasted.”  James Kirk

I don’t believe that about ALL meetings, do you?   A meeting can be a great opportunity to build morale, productivity and overall performance.  Then again, as you see from the quote above and the ones below, they can send all of that to the gutter.

How to keep the good and dump the bad?  We’ll be sharing tips on that next week.

Will you help by participating in our quick survey?  Here is a link to it

Meanwhile, in case you need some motivation for yourself or others to do something about meetings in your office, these quotes may help.

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We have to stop meeting like this

meetingHow many hours do you spend in meetings each week?   How much of this time is productive?

Will you answer these and a few other quick questions in our survey on meetings?

What’s in it for you?

Later this week, we will post the results, Read more

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