It is my observation that scheduled meetings are a complete waste of time.
Even the best structured meetings are a complete waste of time.
Do your formal meetings contain the following components?
- Clear agendas?
- Start and end on time?
- Invite diverse opinions?
It doesn’t matter.
The only effective “meetings” are conversations among colleagues where trust exists.
More work gets done in a hallway or cafeteria than in any conference room.