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5 Alternatives to Time-Wasting Meetings
26 August 2008 - 2:31, by , in Self Help, No comments

These are great ideas for busy executives. Believe me; sometimes I feel my day is one big meeting.

This article by Dustin Wax gives 5 tips to use as alternative to meetings. I call it meeting planning. Yes, we need meetings, but sometimes people just want to meet for the sake of meeting. Or they want to meet to ask a question or two you already answered 10 times or to 10 different people.

-Instant Mesanging
-Teleconferencing
-Wiki’s
-Email Lists / Groups
-Collaboration Applications

My favorite is Collaboration Applications. I’ve worked with them for 10 years now and it saves me time in meetings and tasks. This way when someone asks for a meeting first they check their tasks in the collaboration software!

These are great alternatives… Read the article, it lists examples and has links to resources:  http://www.lifehack.org/articles/management/5-alternatives-to-time-wasting-meetings.html

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