Do you have too many internal meetings?
Do you leave most meetings thinking:
"Damn, that's an hour of my life I'll never get back."
Are your meetings mostly reporting out on what you did and what you'll do next?
You're not alone!
Nancy and I just spoke with hundreds of fundraisers at the CASE V conference in Chicago who are overwhelmed with too many unproductive meetings.
How can you stop the meeting madness?
Here are a few tips that aren't always easy, but can truly make change for you and your team:
Most meeting invites are habit: he always comes to these meetings, so I should invite him...Other meeting invites are, believe it or not, just a courtesy: if I don't invite him, he may feel left out. Don't let yourself fall into these traps! By asking if you're mission-critical to the meeting, you'll know why and how you can add value.