You may or may not agree with this, but to me meetings (or at least some of them) are toxic. How? There is a lot awkward silence moments, pointing fingers and getting off the point.
Did you ever send a text to a friend, who replied: "Can't talk, I am in a meeting."?
Well if he/she was so busy with the "meeting" he/she would not reply to the text in the first place!
Or have you ever walked in on a meeting?
Now what am I getting at here?
Meetings work for some businesses and others which pretend they do work for them. A software/it company 37signals that designs CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software and web-based solutions, based in Chicago, runs differently.
Jason Fried, the founder of 37signals explains:
Interesting management style, right? Jason is clearly an outlaw when it comes to running his company and it is working for him.
What 37signals makes us realize is that sometimes the proximity between us, our co-workers and office brings in additional distractions.
Learn more about other useful changes that 37signals covers in their book "Rework":
Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson - Excerpts
Krzysztof "Chris" Dargiewicz
1. To get off the point - stracić wątek; zmienić temat
2. In the first place - na początku, od razu
3. To walk in on a meeting - wejść w trakcie spotkania; przeszkodzić komuś
4. To get at something - mieć coś na myśli
5. Outlaw - buntownik; odmieniec
6. Proximity - odległość
7. Distraction - roztargnienie
8. To cover - zawierać; opisywać