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
Consider meetings come at expense of deep thinking
Consider meeting wasted time
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 …
Ensure participants come prepared.
Have time to digest others’ thoughts and form opinions
Demonstrate the organizer’s respect for participants’ time and opinions.
Don’t pressure participants into “making stuff up” on the fly.
Allow the “quiet ones” to contribute as much as the “squeaky wheels”.
Avoid meetings that “could have been an email”.
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!