How To Reduce Meetings In Remote Work

One key step to asynchronous communications in a distributed team is having less meetings.

  1. Avoid recurring meetings
  2. Don’t jump on meetings to share information
  3. Always start a meeting with agenda & goals
  4. Always end the meeting with action items & assignees
  5. Have a “pre-meeting triage” template
  6. Plan ahead to avoid rush meetings to handle exceptions
  7. Book calendar slots for Deep Work

Try using some of these tips. However, don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. Face-to-face meetings is a good way to build connection between team members, to fight feelings of loneliness and isolation. In those cases, use them liberally.

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