An interesting idea to assist in evaluating the cost/benefit of having a meeting can be found at the Signal vs. Noise weblog.
There’s no such thing as the one-hour meeting (Link)
There is no such thing as a one hour meeting, unless you are alone for that hour (and then it’s not a meeting…is it?). The moment there are 2,4, 6 people assembled, that hour is multiplied by the number of attendees…..making it a substantial investment in terms of total “participant-hours”.
What you have to ask yourself before calling a meeting is….will it be beneficial to assemble all these people? How can we maximize results and minimize wasted time while we are together? Is the total time dedicated to this issue worth it?
Effective Business Meetings (Link)
Leaders, weekly meetings, responsibility (Link)
Create a Debate (Link)