Over the past few days a common complaint I have been hearing is around the number of meetings going up.
In many ways this was to happen when we moved to working from home. But your calendar shouldn’t become a monster that seems overbearing. In the first 2 weeks we expected meetings to go up simply because more information needed to be shared. There is the added comfort that in the office, ‘we can always walk over and find out’. Now that we are settling in to a rhythm of working remotely, it is time to revisit every meeting in your calendar. This isn’t a task just for managers, but for every individual. Review your calendar critically and ask yourself the following questions:
Is this meeting directly for me?
Am I learning or contributing?
Can I be more effective, in or out of this meeting?