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8 MANAGING PEOPLE DAY TO DAY

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MANAGING PEOPLE DAY TO DAY

8.1 Meetings are a waste of time.

By Dave Prior

“A meeting is an event where minutes are taken and hours wasted.”

—Captain James T. Kirk, Star Trek

1. Problem

Meetings—can’t live with them, can’t live without them. In order for your project to run well, you need to make sure that the right people are getting together at the right time to have the right conversations. The reality of work today is that there are an infinite number of things competing for the attention of the people you need in the room, so you need to make sure that when you call people together, you are adding value for both the participants and the project. How do you make sure that your meetings are not a waste ...

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