Frequently we schedule meetings in one hour increments. Do most meetings really take exactly one hour? If you know you have an hour for a meeting that will only take 15 minutes, it’s easy to be late, waste time on small talk and fill that hour.
What if we scheduled meetings for the time we think it will take and have a hard stop at that time? So, if a meeting should only take 15 minutes, schedule it for 15 minutes and be willing to end it at the scheduled end time. You might find people will show up on time, be better organized and get more done.
How much time are you WASTING in your meetings?
Have a great day!