The Only Three Reasons To Have A Meeting

Meetings can be a colossal waste of time, but sometimes they are actually necessary to get something done. The key is to make sure that before you schedule or propose a meeting that you're doing it for the right reasons.

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Before you waste time in a meeting (or everyone else's time by scheduling one), PayScale suggests you make sure your meeting is specifically to make a decision based on information you have; to share information that's better communicated face-to-face and not over email; or to brainstorm with a group of people. In every case, they note you should make sure the right people are in the room.

As we've said before, your meeting should have constraints, and if it has no leader, no documentation, and no follow up, it's a waste of time. Hit the link below for more detail, or check out our tips on how to not suck at meetings.

The Only 3 Reasons to Have a Meeting [PayScale]


    The main reason to have a meeting is to facilitate those 30 second chats in the corridor afterwards. My experience finds these are way more productive and useful than the actual scheduled meeting.

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