A few years ago, I started a depressing Excel spreadsheet to track how many hours a day I was spending in meetings. It was sobering. Four, five, sometimes six hours a day. When was I supposed to do real work?
It seems like an impossible problem to solve, but there may be a way. Al Pittampalli has a new manifesto on how to save your company by rescuing it from death-by-a-thousand-meetings. It’s called “Read this before our next meeting: The Modern Meeting Standard.” You can read it in less than an hour, and it just might turn your company around.
Even better, it’s free for the next five days on Kindle, no strings attached.
The first paragraph of the book:
Someone asked me the other day what I do for a living. I found myself hard-pressed for an answer. If he wanted to know my job title, or what industry I worked in, then all I had to do was recite what’s on my business card. But he seemed sincere. He honestly wanted to know what I do most of the day, so I was honest, too: What I do for a living is attend meetings. Bad meetings.
Sound familiar? Download the book for free.