In today’s fast-paced and digital work environment, meetings have become a common source of frustration and inefficiency. Many meetings are held without a clear purpose or adequate preparation, resulting in wasted time and poor decision making. However, effective meetings can be a powerful tool for collaboration and productivity when approached with purpose, preparation, and presentation.
This McKinsey & Co article explores the key factors that contribute to effective meetings, including the importance of time management, addressing the problem of time scarcity, asking critical questions before scheduling a meeting, categorizing meetings based on their purpose, implementing best practices for video meetings, and continually striving for improvement. By understanding and implementing these principles, organizations can transform their meetings into valuable and energizing experiences that drive better decision making and propel their teams forward.