1. Useless & emotionally boring meetings (we spend 40-70% time in such daily meetings)
2. Insane use of text filled powerpoint that puts participants to sleep within 3-minutes (indication: mobile phone browsing starts)
How to fix horrible meeting culture?
1. Anyone requesting a meeting must send Advanced Agenda & Desired Outcomes 2-3 days ahead of meeting day. This recommendation is for regular meetings & does not apply to urgent meetings.
Even more drastic: remove all chairs from the room. Any speaker must hold a 15-pound barbell weight till S/He finishes.
2. Ban use of PowerPoint. Instead, anyone who wants to discuss anything must prepare max 3-page word document with 1.5 in margins on each page for notes.
Ban laptops & mobile phones.
In the first 20-min of the meeting, all are given paper copies of the word document to read silently & write questions on the margins of the paper document.
After 20-min, meeting starts with the questions 😊
Only PowerPoint permitted are:
1. Must have full-screen beautiful pictures
2. Less than 7-words on each slide (preferred no text)
Hope this works for you.
Just try it!