Quote on meetings

“When meetings are the norm–the first resort, the go-to tool to discuss, debate, and solve every problem– they no longer work. Meetings should be like salt–a spice sprinkled carefully to enhance a dish, not poured recklessly over every forkful. Too much salt destroys a dish. Too many meetings  destroy morale and motivation” (Remote: Office Not Required, Fried and Heinemeier Hansson)

So you should take into account that meetings are the worst kind of interruption. A phone call or a question asked to someone passing by, interrupts the work of just one person, but a meeting destroys the flow of several people. Again, asking the rubber duck should be the first option for solving doubts and the sharing of info through well organized documentation should avoid repeating the same “bring-you-up-to-speed” meeting once and again.


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