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4 Ways to Improve Your Meetings

google legoGoogle CEO Larry Page required four things of every meeting in his company.

This happened because:

“These rules sound like common sense, but they often disappear as companies get large and people call meetings more for political or ego-boosting reasons than to actually get anything done.”

1. Every meeting must have one clear decision maker. If there’s no decision maker — or no decision to be made — the meeting shouldn’t happen

2. No more than 10 people should attend.

3. Every person should give input, otherwise they shouldn’t be there.

4. No decision should ever wait for a meeting. If a meeting absolutely has to happen before a decision should be made, then the meeting should be scheduled immediately.

I loved #4. Large organizations can produce a culture of over-inclusiveness. The number of decisions a team makes provides an insightful glimpse into their effectiveness. I try to stay away from projects or teams that have a track record of few decisions.

via businessinsider.com

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