Meeting management


  • “I’m going to give you 10 minutes of your life back,” and other unbearable meeting jargon.
  • Six biases that lead us to have too many meetings — and how to overcome them.
  • Why have a meeting anyway? Why indeed? A great many important matters are quite satisfactorily conducted by a single individual who consults nobody. A great many more are resolved by a letter, a memo, a phone call, or a simple conversation between two people. Sometimes five minutes spent with six people separately is more effective […]
  • Many executives feel overwhelmed by meetings, and no wonder: On average, they spend nearly 23 hours a week in them, up from less than 10 hours in the...
  • A study at one company found that requiring video during virtual meetings increased fatigue - especially for women and new employees.
  • Of all the meetings top executives attend in a year, none is more important than the strategy off-site, where the most essential conversations for the...
  • Text by Daniel McGinn; illustration by Stephanie Crowley For a big client meeting in April, Accenture senior manager Mark Papia hired a type of practitioner he’d never encountered before: a “graphic recorder.” During the session, artist Julie Stuart drew large murals depicting the participants’ discussion on 4-foot-by-8-foot sheets of paper. The goal: to help people […]
  • Research shows that leaders consistently rate their own meetings very favorably--and much more positively than attendees do. When managers assume that...
  • “Role incredulity” is a systemic issue — and organizations need to deal with it.
  • New research finds creativity benefits.
  • “I’m going to give you 10 minutes of your life back,” and other unbearable meeting jargon.
  • Six biases that lead us to have too many meetings — and how to overcome them.
  • Why have a meeting anyway? Why indeed? A great many important matters are quite satisfactorily conducted by a single individual who consults nobody. A great many more are resolved by a letter, a memo, a phone call, or a simple conversation between two people. Sometimes five minutes spent with six people separately is more effective […]
  • In a virtual setting, working hard may come with playing hard.
  • Many executives feel overwhelmed by meetings, and no wonder: On average, they spend nearly 23 hours a week in them, up from less than 10 hours in the...
  • Bring a little laughter into your workplace.