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Are Meetings Ruining Your Company’s Productivity?

April 18, 2017, 6:06 PM UTC

News flash: All of those meetings your company schedules during the workweek may not be necessary.


Shocking, we know! But it’s true.

So what’s a company to do to prevent its employees from ruining their own productivity? On this episode of Fortune‘s Tech-Cetera series, we asked prominent executives to share their strategies.

Should meetings be restricted to a certain size to achieve their goals? Or is it better to avoid them altogether if possible? Executives including Atlassian CEO Scott Farquhar and investor Bill Maris weigh in.

Some suggest a few rules to keep meetings efficient. Laura Weidman Powers, CEO of Code2040, recommends including “POP” in the calendar invitation of the meetings—purpose, desired outcome, and process—to make sure all participants know the meeting’s goals and decision makers ahead of time.

Watch the video above for the full interview.