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Here’s Why Meetings Never Accomplish Anything- And 3 Ways To Fix Them

Don’t let loudmouths hold too much sway.

Why: Echoing Quiet author Susan Cain’s point that the loudest people don’t have the best ideas and can, in fact, hamstring the ideas generation process.

“Vocal, overconfident team members have a disproportionate influence while shy contributors lose faith in their own proposals,”

Solution: Make sure everyone involved notes their ideas and prediction before the discussion—and influencing—begins.

Inject a little pessimism.

Why: “…downfall is often caused by project groups growing isolated and inward-looking, a symptom of the “unrealistic optimism that often bedevils creative teams.”“

Solution: “…air out reservations with a “pre-mortem,” a thought experiment where members forecast that their project fell apart in the future—and then backtrack to the present to find out why.”

Watch the clock.

f you’re having meetings, research suggests that you need them to be crisp. Jarrett notes a 2011 study that found that 367 American employees across industries didn’t care so much about how long a meeting lasted, but whether it started and ended on time.

And when in a week should you have a meeting? According to a 2009 analysis by scheduling service When Is Good, people’s flexibility peaks at 3 p.m. on Tuesdays.

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There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.

~Maya Angelou

And one by one the nights between our separated cities are joined to the night that unites us.

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