how to have a terrible meeting

  1. set a vague (or no) agenda – so that attendees can come to the meeting with no idea what it’s for and do no preparation
  2. do not try to solve any questions before the meeting via slack (or email) – as this could mean cancelling the meeting altogether, saving a tremendous amount of time for attendees
  3. invite everyone regardless of whether they’re relevant to the conversation or not
  4. spend 10 minutes at the beginning with smalltalk
  5. encourage irrelevant, sidetrack conversations
  6. do not define next steps / follow-up items
  7. set it to be an hour meeting, so that there’s plenty of time to waste time

If you do any of these, you’re on your way to a terrible meeting!

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