The symptoms of “too many meetings” syndrome
Have you ever experienced “too many meetings syndrome?”
- 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.