Add Excessive Meeting Syndrome (EMS) to your Business Glossary
EMS Is a fast-growing dysfunctional business practice.
On a recent project, we realized that the company holds an average of 312 meetings a month. As we observed some of these meetings, we quickly noticed that participants engaged in what is known as Circular Conversations. Circular Conversations refer to lengthy debates that that do not develop or progress; the discussion is eventually tabled for another meeting where the same cycle is repeated.
In order to stop the madness of redundancy and improve productivity we used the chart below to help identify when calling a meeting is justified:
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