Link: Meetings Are Toxic
via Getting Real
A NICAR thread about methods of project management and product development led me to some posts on Agile development which led me to find this gem. Like any piece of knowledge that could be deemed as inherent in some people, it's always good to be reminded of proper meeting rules.
For those times when you absolutely must have a meeting (this should be a rare event), stick to these simple rules:
- Set a 30 minute timer. When it rings, meeting's over. Period.
- Invite as few people as possible.
- Never have a meeting without a clear agenda.