It’s been over a decade since I use, advocate, suggest, and implement a rule of 10 minutes per meeting.
Once you have your goals clear, you can discuss them before the meeting and provide your data and observations to make the meeting effective.
We live in a world where it seems that everyone spends his/her time attending endless meetings. Remote working has not improved this negative trend at all. Instead, things have become even worse!
It seems like many people and companies believe that attending a long meeting could solve issues, find creative ideas, and achieve amazing results.
Science has been telling us, for quite a long time, that this is not the case.
Meetings are more effective when they are not longer than the medium attention span of the medium attender.
This attention span lasts between 10 and 20 minutes. No longer than that. This means that attending a meeting for a time longer than 20 minutes is detrimental to the attention, creativity, and achievement chances of the team.
So, why do not you cut it short?
Today companies such as Amazon and TED are calling for shorter meetings, lasting a maximum of 18 minutes.
And you? How (awfully) long are your meetings?