Synopses & Reviews
Finally available in bookstores, an accessible guide on making meetings more effective, efficient, and worthy of attending
If an operating room were as sloppily run as our meetings, patients would die. If a restaurant kitchen put as little planning into the meal as we put into our meetings, dinner would never be served. Worst of all, our meeting culture is changing how we focus, what we focus on, and what decisions we make. But there is an answer. A new kind of meetingthe Modern Meeting. Starting today, thats how were going to do business.
Culture change occurs when a transformational idea spreads to enough people. Like a virus that makes its way from person to person, spreading exponentially faster, so can the Modern Meeting and its seven critical principles of effective meeting management. Pittampalli shares examples of transforming workplaces by revamping the purpose of the meeting and a company's meeting culture. Simply put, he wants companies to stop wasting time.
Read This Before Our Next Meeting is a call to action employees and their bosses need to create companies that do meaningful work. The status quo must go. Now. Before its too late.
Traditional meetings are a weapon of mass interruption. Long live the Modern Meeting
The average American office worker spends eleven hours in meetings every week. Yet all that time sitting around a conference table hasn't made us more productive. If anything, meetings have made work worse.
Traditional meetings reduce efficiency, kill urgency, and breed compromise and complacency. Worst of all, our dysfunctional meeting culture changes how we focus, what we focus on, and what decisions we make.
But there is a solution, a way to have fewer, shorter, more purposeful meetings. It's called the Modern Meeting Standard. By following its eight simple but radical principles you may never have to attend a useless meeting again.
Read This Before Our Next Meeting is the call to action you (and your boss) need.
About the Author
is a speaker and consultant who has helped organizations such as NASA, Abbott Labs, and Kaiser Permanente, transform meetings, make decisions, and coordinate complex teams. A former IT advisor at Ernst and Young LLP, Pittampalli witnessed the meeting problem firsthand at Fortune 500 companies all across the country. Now, Al is part of a new generation that brings fresh eyes to stuck business systems.