Monday, April 26, 2010

Cutting Meeting Waste--you can do it privately

We recently invited folks to join in a group effort to cut the waste of meeting time.  I've been encouraged by the comments we've received.

One improvement we have made, already, is this.  The original idea Dan Markovitz and I had was to do A3 analysis in public...all of us would post the A3 our company was working with and we'd all be able to learn from each other.  

Yet, for some of you, that's uncomfortable.  First, it's a concern of looking "dumb" in public.  I understand that, having been visibly "dumb" lots of times.  Second, there is a legitimate concern about exposing any company information.  

So, if you'd like to participate but want to remain anonymous, let us know.  Dan and I will comment but no others.  

We have a few slots left in our maximum of eight participants.  Let us know if you want to be in!



GLB said...

Here are my favorite methods of cutting meeting time:

0. Don't have one.
1. All meetings are stand-up only. Nobody sits down and gets comfortable.
2. Not enough chairs in office.
3. Variable participation. If someone doesn't need to be at the whole meeting, cover their topic, then let them go, or tell them that their topic will be at such-and-such time.
4. Do not spend time on issues that have not changed since last meeting (the issue of non-action is a separate problem).
5. No catering.

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ClaudiaV said...

This is such a good idea. Cutting meeting time would help so many efforts and effectiveness.

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cutting meeting time need be prepared when moving to a meeting and try to finish it up by working on clear points

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