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The 15-Minute Meeting

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Published Monday, February 1, 2010 8:00 AM by andyleonard

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David Stein said:

I totally agree about multi-tasking Andy and will try the 15 minute meeting when I can. Unfortunately, most meetings I attend, I have no control over and are major time sucks.

February 1, 2010 10:46 AM

Tim said:

I have a similar issue...

I have eight different bosses right now.

Eight bosses.

Eight, Bob. So that means that when I make a mistake, I have eight different people coming by to tell me about it. That's my only real motivation is not to be hassled, that and the fear of losing my job. But you know, Bob, that will only make someone work just hard enough not to get fired.

July 8, 2010 12:11 AM

Thomas Rushton said:

I did hear tell of one guy who declared that meetings should only cost 2 man-hours.  So a detailed one-on-one meeting could last an hour, but any team meetings had to be correspondingly shorter.

Sounds like an idea worth pursuing, if you find meetings becoming mahoosive time-sinks, and if you've got the clout to get away with it.

October 1, 2010 8:01 AM

Peter Maloof said:

I suspect 15-minute meetings tend to start on time. I hate having to waste 5-10 minutes waiting for everyone to wander in to a meeting.

December 8, 2010 10:40 AM

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