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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Infinite Meetings


There are good reasons for scheduled, repeating meetings. However, without a clear understanding of how to use them, I have seen repeating meetings get mired in processes that go nowhere, I guess expecting that donuts are infinite.

There are as many processes for describing work as there are serial numbers on dollar bills. However, there are far fewer options that achieve a planned result.

Here is a process that increases throughput.

Intake, Process, Execute, Repeat on a different subject.

What if we need more or better intake? Replace whoever is making the case. If we don’t assume unlimited time, intake becomes making the best case in the time allowed.

In a time of scarcer resources, making a virtue, hell making a career, of attending meetings can’t be supported.

Finish something!

(First post on Natty Narwhal)
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