I'm not one to bash meetings - I think they're essential to gathering opinion, communicating values and and aligning efforts and expectations. But there's no doubt that many companies overdo meetings or mismanage them utterly.
So I loved this week's productivity tip from Canadian time-management expert Harold Taylor:
Relief From Meetings: Have a company-wide NO MEETINGS day so people will know that they can count on at least one free day to concentrate on their projects.
Taylor doesn't specify, but I presume that No Meetings Day is supposed to be held once a week. If that's not what he means, I still think it's a good idea.
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