If you want to make sure that you and your team’s time is spent most effectively, and you want to design better meetings all around, it is crucial to make your meetings short and to the point.
Don’t Waste Attendees’ Time
Its more than likely that your team’s attention will be spent after 30 minutes of meeting time. Its not that they are bored or easily distracted – it’s the simple fact that there is a lot of information to process, and the longer the meeting the more inputs need to be cognitively handled.
Making, and keeping, short meetings is an essential component to improving your teams efficiency. An agenda will tend to expand to fill up whatever time limit is set for a particular meeting, so give your meetings a “hard stop” and make sure you stick to it!
MeetingSift Helps you Stay on Time
Some teams use a public clock to monitor how long their meeting has gone, and how much time they have left to accomplish their stated goals. MeetingSift incorporates a running clock for the moderator, making tracking the time spent on each agenda item and group activity really simple. Recording the time progress allows you to analyze which aspects of your meeting have run under or over time. This will help you to continuously improve your meeting design, move your project ahead more efficiently, and keep your meetings short.