Do you block your calendar so no one can schedule you? Do you schedule or attend weekly team meetings even when there’s nothing to talk about? If so, you might be one of the millions of people who suffer from meeting madness. No purple pill can cure your ills, but these eight simple steps will get you on the road to recovery:
1. Start and end your meetings on time.
2. Invite the right people.
3. Have an agenda … and stick to it.
4. Banish electronics from meetings.
5. Take meeting minutes.
6. Speak up.
7. Follow up.