Do you have a decision?

Write that at every meeting room’s exit.

We hardly take meetings seriously. It has become a casual affair where we sit, debate, make our point, bloat ourselves and come out without deciding anything. What is the point? It is such a productivity drainer.

Before going to your next meeting ask yourselves “What is the decision I am looking forward to come out with?”

Update:

Even before ensuring that the meeting is decisive ensure that it is really really required. “Getting Real” by 37signals puts this point lucidly in this essay.

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