Management teams are always looking for creative ways to bring that figure down, or, at the very least, make sure meetings are as efficient and productive as possible. One of the more controversial policies, which is being adopted more and more frequently, is cancelling meetings altogether.
Shopify, the global ecommerce company, has been latest to announce its plans to curb time wasting in meetings, by cancelling all recurring meetings with more than two people. The Canadian business has also banned all meetings on Wednesday and is encouraging staff to decline meeting invites that aren’t valuable. Along with Shopify, Facebook has “no-meeting Wednesdays” while Amazon introduced the two-pizza rule, where all meetings should be small enough that participants can be fed with two pizzas.In this recent piece from Charlie Levitton, Channel Manager at SMART Technologies, Charlie challenges the idea of banning meetings entirely as collaboration and company culture rely on them. Find out more about how meetings can increase efficiency, productivity and ensure alignment across teams when you have the right tech and procedures in place.