There’s a meeting on your calendar that’s fast approaching, but you’re just not sure about it. Maybe you’re too busy. Maybe you see it as an interruption that will keep you from more important work. Or maybe the meeting is really important, but you’re simply not ready. Whatever the reason, you now wonder, should you cancel your next meeting?
And if so, how can you do that without looking like a flake in front of the group?
John and I recently had a long conversation with David Coleman, Founder and Managing Director of Collaborative Strategies (CS). You can see excerpts from that talk in his post Stop Wasting Time: In Pursuit of the Perfect Meeting.
David conducted a lot of research on business meetings over the years – research that shows many of those meetings to be a big fat waste of time.
So he asked us: Are there situations where you don’t think we should meet at all?
The answer is a resounding “Yes”.