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Meetings About How We Were Having Too Many Meetings

At my old company, pretty much everyone was invited to attend everyone else’s meetings. The idea was that by doing so, everyone would have a voice in company decisions, big or small. The problem was that there were so many meetings that nothing was getting done. When employees voiced their complaints that they were spending so much time in meetings that their work was suffering, a new batch of meetings were booked to determine A) why we were having so many meetings and B) if they were necessary. Of course, everyone was invited. Since so many people had varying opinions about the meetings (to my surprise, some employees liked them!) this inspired even more meetings.

— Lisa from Seattle