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The 1-hour Meeting Myth

I may be preaching to the choir, but meetings are generally a waste of time. You’d be surprised what you can get done via an email, IM conversation, and/or phone call. Jason Fried writes: “If you’re going to schedule a meeting that lasts one hour and invite 10 people to attend then it’s a ten-hour meeting, not a one-hour meeting. You are trading 10 hours of productivity for one hour of meeting time. And it’s probably more like 15 hours since there are mental switching costs associated with stopping what you’re doing, going somewhere else to do something else, and then resuming what you were doing before.”

[via Lifehacker]