Lynette Mong of the Omnivoracious blog interviews Al Pittampalli about his new book “Read this Before Our Next Meeting.” Some of the points he makes in his book:
- “We have too many meetings.”
- “We have too many bad meetings.”
- “Traditional meetings create a culture of compromise.” (The wrong people or too many people leads to inability to act or decide.)
- “Traditional meetings kill our sense of urgency... Regularly interrupting the day to bring our best minds together to focus on the urgent makes it impossible for these people to spend their focused energy on what’s actually important.”
He defines what a meeting is and isn’t. His premise is to stop wasting everyone’s time with ineffective meetings and to rethink meetings and how you perceive meetings. He states, "the quality of your meetings is the quality of your organization."
Do you see these things happening in your organization? What have you done to optimize meetings?