Most companies have a terrible culture of meetings. See how Google keeps theirs lean and effective.

A short aside: it requires a lot of preparation and extra work on the person calling the meeting. This is not a quick 5-step program.


  • Set a firm agenda.

  • Assign a note-taker.

  • Carve out micro-meetings.

  • Hold office hours.

  • Discourage politics, use data.

  • Stick to the clock.