We have all sat through terminally boring meetings. We have all suffered through a colleague’s or external consultant’s cringeworthy PP-presentation. And we all know that meetings are arguably the most unproductive time in every workday, around the world. But there is a persistent belief in every company that one must have meetings, that meetings are important. And to be fair, some are. But 80% of them are not and a waste of time.
If you want your next meeting to be a success, think carefully about whether it is truly necessary to have the meeting in the first place. And then apply at least some of the following rules: