According to a survey published in Industry Week last month, most managers reported that at least 30% of their working hours were either taken up by unnecessary meetings that stretched for hours and ended with no actionable outcomes.
To save time and ensure that meetings are task-focused and action-oriented, management experts at The Harvard Business Review have coined ‘The 8-18-1800 Meeting Rule’ which stands for:
8. If problem-solving is the goal of a meeting (for example, New Product Development and Research, Service Innovationyou are a client services manager and you want to determine the best course of action to meet a client’s expectations) include no more than eight people in the meeting. Regularly scheduled departmental meetings, where identifying and resolving issues affecting output is the primary concern, fall into this category. Continue reading