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Ineffective Meetings

January 24, 2008

I just got out of an ineffective meeting. You know the type — one held so that everyone feels good about meeting.
Since most of the 10 people who were in this 2 hour meeting were senior level, let’s assume that the average salary in the room was in the neighborhood of $90,000. This meeting costs the company roughly $1000 a week.

Something to think about when you are pulling people together and the time is not particularly value-added.

For some great insights on how to improve your meetings and team communications, I highly recommend “Death By Meeting” by Patrick Lencioni. He actually recommends that conmpanies have more meetings — albeit they must be effective and important to all who are participating.