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Working the Future blog: our latest insights and future of work sensemaking

What happens when there are too many meetings?

2022-04-12 10:02

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Head Kandi, BUSINESS RESILIENCE, FUTURE OF THE OFFICE, EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT, FUTURE OF WORK,

What happens when there are too many meetings?

"Meeting inflation is about the outdated expectation that all office work ought to be synchronous, or happening at the same time for everyone..."

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"Meeting inflation is about the outdated expectation that all office work ought to be synchronous, or happening at the same time for everyone. Meetings require synchronicity: Everybody be present now. But most white-collar labor can be at least somewhat asynchronous. [...] Good remote managers should be time ninjas, continually deciding what work must be synchronous (meetings) and what work can be asynchronous (emails or shared docs)."

 

Read more in this The Atlantic piece by Work in Progress newsletter author, Derek Thompson.

 

 

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