Meetings convey culture

A common view of meetings within teams is that should stick to a topic and produce an outcome (e.g. make a decision, form a consensus, communicate to an audience, etc.). Meetings often times fail to do this, and stick to the schedule and therefore the meeting is viewed as a waste of time. This however, misses a big part of the value of the meeting which is the transference of culture and alignment of members. Meetings should not be aimless or unnecessary, but they are not just deliverers of output1.


Sinofsky, S. Reaching Peak Meeting Efficiency. Medium at (2018).

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