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Sick and tired of ineffective meetings?

Let Each Speak is a software platform to avoid meetings when possible or make them short and effective when necessary.

Let Each Speak also encourages intellectual diversity and thinking-style inclusion in your team.

Meetings are expensive

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Consider meetings come at expense of deep thinking

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Consider meeting wasted time

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Consider meetings unproductive and inefficient

The Surprising Science of Meetings: How You Can Lead Your Team To Peak Performance, Steven G. Rogelberg, Oxford University Press, 2019.

Half Of All Meetings Are A Waste Of Time – Here’s How To Improve Them, Peter High, Forbes 2019

Stop the Meeting Madness, Leslie A. Perlow, Constance Noonan Hadley, and Eunice Eun, Harvard Business Review, July-August 2017

Effective meetings are …

    • Prepared

      Ensure participants come prepared.

 

    • Aware

      Have time to digest others’ thoughts and form opinions

 

    • Respectful

      Demonstrate the organizer’s respect for participants’ time and opinions.

 

  • Deep Thinking

    Don’t pressure participants into “making stuff up” on the fly.

  • Inclusive

    Allow the “quiet ones” to contribute as much as the “squeaky wheels”.

 

  • Necessary

    Avoid meetings that “could have been an email”.

 

  • Focused

    Avoid getting off-topic

Meeting Expense Calculator

Number of people at meeting

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That costs the company every month!,

participants thought of the time as wasted,

participants thought the meeting came at an expense of deep thinking,

participants thought it was unproductive and inefficient, and that's not including opportunity costs, space, utilities and other infrastructure costs!

That costs the company every month!

participants thought of the time as wasted,

participants thought the meeting came at an expense of deep thinking,

participants thought it was unproductive and inefficient, and that's not including opportunity costs, space, utilities and other infrastructure costs!

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