There's a big elephant in the office today that's becoming harder to ignore—meetings.
Even the best meetings can eat up massive person-hours, but those really awful ones will just kill you. You know the type.
Those time-wasting, rudderless, repetitious, zombie meetings where "deep dives," "drill downs," and "face time" often mean much is debated, little is accomplished, and everybody leaves feeling broken--AND, often as not, late for their next meeting.
In the premiere of this all-new presentation, Merlin Mann attacks Bad Meeting Culture with the same brand of practical, funny, and thought-provoking advice that his popular Inbox Zero talks brought to the topic of email.
- what got us into this meeting mess
- why meetings have special powers to waste time at scale
- how "The 'Meh' Virus" propogates
- why even scrums and one-on-ones aren't immune
- how your meeting needs a parent
- 10 insanely practical tactics for improving your own meetings--starting today
This video is part of a global series of short films documenting the stories of the world's One Billion Bicycles, filmed and edited by independent filmmakers Bojun Bjorkman-Chiswell and Sarah Cowhey.
Created by the filmmakers to unearth the stories of the world's bicycles and its importance to humanity, the film series journeys across 5 continents, 20 countries and over 140 interviews with high-powered ambassadors in Bejing through to a man in a bicycle wheelchair in the dusty streets of Mozambique. Revealed are the never seen before stories of people around the world, who use the bicycle for work, transport and health, and their fight for their right to road space. The project continues to give voice to the bicycle users of the world and the injustice, sabotage and corruption they face simply because they choose to get about freely. Donations to the One Billon Bicycle global film project go directly toward the filming, editing and broadcast of the films. Donations can be made via PayPal: INFO@THEBIKEINMYLIFE.COM) or via the DONATE button on the website http://WWW.THEBIKEINMYLIFE.COM