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I remember the point when I realised that the path to madness is paved with excess meetings.

It was about two years ago, and I’d just mentioned to my husband that I had an early meeting the next day.

“What’s it about?”

“Oh, it’s just to discuss the outcomes of X’s meeting with Y on Monday.”

He laughed. “A meeting to discuss a meeting. Right. So what was that meeting about?”

“The meeting Y had with the Z team.”

He stared at me. “So you’re telling me that tomorrow you’ve got a meeting about a meeting about a meeting? Seriously?”

To ensure you’re not the recipient of the kind of mockery I got then, before you organise your next meeting, ask yourself:

Do We Need This Meeting? What Are the Alternatives?

To figure this out, consider these points:

Disorganised meetings, or those held purely because you’ve always had a meeting on a Monday morning/Friday afternoon/whenever, are just a waste of everyone’s time, productivity and patience. So remember: KISS ASS. Keep It Short, Sweet And Simple, Stupid.

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Karl Bilby

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