Replacing meetings to gain more time on your calendar to be productive

"ssssscrape, knock-knock-knock" I got a Slack message from Peter! Wow! I think I’m changing him 😉 Peter: “Hey Wendy, I noticed that you have been rethinking how we do things around here instead of just finding time on our calendars.…

What other meetings can we remove? What else can we cut from our calendars?

Bob and I have another brainstorm as we continue our quest to remove meetings on our calendars. “Hey Bob, we did great in eliminating status and informational meetings. Maybe we can teach people we don’t need a meeting when sharing…

What meetings can we get rid of? Aren’t there better ways to do things?

Me (Wendy): “Hey Bob, now that we got rid of that meeting with Peter, I think we can get rid of other meetings from our calendars.” Bob: “I’m all ears!” Me: “How about the Tuesday weekly status meeting that takes…

Do we have to do video calls? Aren’t there better ways to do things?

“Ding!” I’ve got mail! Bob is asking when I can meet with him and Peter. Strange. He usually Slacks me. Then I see Peter on the “CC” list. Everything is a meeting for Peter. When he wants to share some…

A quick research on meetings and collaborations

In the last year, many companies are trying to bring their people back into the office. However, with the many waves of COVID variants, those back-to-the-office plans keep changing. I’ve seen lively (and sometimes polarizing) debates on how collaboration should…

Want to know how companies are rewriting the future of work? (Part 2)

Leadership Memo 2022-2 In the previous post, “Want to know how companies are rewriting the future of work? (Part 1)”, I started sharing with you what some companies are doing, how they reimagine and experiment their way into new ways…

Want to know how companies are rewriting the future of work? (Part 1)

In the past six months, I’ve urged us to rethink why we work the way we do, to reimagine and experiment what work can look like. We looked at three basic work practices: When (9-5), where (office), how (meetings). I’ve…

How to reimagine and experiment our way to new ways of working (Part 2)

Let’s continue the topic of reassessing why we do the work we do and reimagining how work can be done. In the last post, How to reimagine and experiment our way to new ways of working (Part 1), I gave…

How to reimagine and experiment our way to new ways of working (Part 1)

In earlier posts titled “Why do we work the way we do? Reimagining how work can be like” part 1 and part 2, I challenged us to rethink: if today were day one of the history of work, how would…

Wishing participants would turn their cameras on. Is that a reflection on them or on you? (Part 2)

Last time, in “Wishing participants would turn their cameras on. Is that a reflection on them or on you? (Part 1)”, we talked about us humans having various modes of learning, information intake and processing. Switching cameras on is only…