The death of the meeting

Turning good ideas into reality invariably involved other people, and doing things with others involves meetings. But so often I go to meetings that don’t get the best out of people. I’m pretty sure my meetings don’t get the best out of people.

I was watching Mad Men the other night and it struck me how we’ve lost that art of meetings. In a world where we can email, phone and twitter colleagues right up to the moment we walk into the room, we have less need to prepare for that single one hour opportunity for purposeful dialogue. These days we’re always in dialogue and so we lose the discipline of meetings being special, considered events worth preparing for.

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