The symptoms of “too many meetings” syndromePosted on May 8, 2017 by Alia McKee Have you ever experienced “too many meetings syndrome?” The symptoms: Exhaustion due to back-to-back scheduling Straying attention span Anxiety over when you’ll get your real work done Confusion over who called this meeting and why Non profit staff are in too many meetings and it’s hurting productivity and impact. Every meeting you attend or lead should have a purpose, an outcome and a process. Leadership guru Robert Gass calls this POP. I call it a cure for “too many meetings.” If the meeting doesn’t have a POP, you shouldn’t go. Purpose: Why are we getting together for this meeting? Outcome: What do we want to achieve because of this meeting? Process: What is the agenda for this meeting? If it doesn’t have a POP, don’t go. This is medicine that should be easy to swallow.