Free Yourself From Meetings

March 2, 2019

Posted: March 2, 2019

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Corporate America and many workplaces in general run rampant with a culture of meetings.

Rather than generating busy work it’s more important to focus on your ability to positively affect the _outcome_ of your organization, whatever it may be, rather than the _output_ of said busy work. Busy does not necessarily mean you’re being productive.

Next time you receive a meeting invite ask yourself these questions to determine the effectiveness and overall value-add of your attendance at the meeting.

Avoid Unnecessary Meetings - Ask Yourself:

  1. Is this meeting necessary, at all? Can you solve it over slack or a quick hallway conversation?
  2. Is this meeting really urgent? Can it wait until next week? Chances are it can.
  3. Can I provide value-add to this meeting, or is there a better resource? Politely decline and/or recommend someone else
  4. Am I getting pressure to attend meetings that you feel do not have merit? Reach out to your manager for assistance.

Enjoy the productivity.