3 June 2014
“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing” – Walt Disney
I’m a big believer in open communication and team collaboration, especially in the workplace, but it’s easy to fall into the trap of allowing endless meetings to run on so far that they actually become a distraction.
This isn’t to say that decisions shouldn’t be considered carefully and presented to your team, but have you ever left a meeting you didn’t think contributed to achieving something? Arguably, the most effective kinds of meetings are more about motivating and energising people to take action.
In my experience, it’s a good idea not to let endless meetings become a regular habit, as they aren’t always the most effective approach to solving a problem or moving something forward. What do you think? Are we prone to getting caught up in the trap of talking too much and doing too little?