Meetings are bad for you


That's according to this post on Signal Vs. Noise:

    Researchers in organisational psychology have confirmed that meetings are, well, evil. A study conducted by the University of Minnesota found that the amount and length of meetings correlate with “negative effects” (burnout, anxiety, and depression) on its participants.

Then they propose some solutions, including 1. Begin with a specific problem. 2. Meet at the site of the problem, not a conference room. 3. End with a solution and who will be responsible for implementing it (also, I would add, a timeline for its resolution). 4. Celebrate, shut up, and do something.

Good advice for staff meetings, which often are the soul-sucking, motivation-sapping monstrosities everyone likes to moan about.

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