Every meeting must have one clear decision maker. If there’s no decision maker — or no decision to be made — the meeting shouldn’t happen.
No more than 10 people should attend.
Every person should give input, otherwise they shouldn’t be there.
No decision should ever wait for a meeting. If a meeting absolutely has to happen before a decision should be made, then the meeting should be scheduled immediately.
I really like these guidelines, and I’m tempted to adopt them whole cloth with my team.
My team meeting agenda is mostly updates on what’s happening within the teams and within the larger organization. There’s a lot of value in seeing someone’s reaction to news and having a chance to answer questions and stop misinterpretations before they start in a setting like that.
On weeks when we haven’t been able to meet, I’ve often sent out my notes of news from the organization I wanted to share. Inevitably the next week I take a few minutes to breeze through it and uncover that someone didn’t understand or made a faulty assumption about what I wrote.
(Via. Business Insider)