Should you attend yet another meeting?

Do you suffer from meeting overload as well?

We joke around, that “this meeting could have been an email” and still our calendars are filled with meetings, meetings and even more meetings. Sometimes, our time is double or even triple-booked. We “wait for everyone to join” because we know that people sit in hour-long or day-long back-to back sessions. This comes with a lot of disadvantages… Our ability to focus on the content is going down, we zone out, we do other stuff (like catching up on mails and messages while we are stuck in a meeting ).

We need to develop a new skill: determining if our presence (not only having our account joined the meeting but proactively contributing to the meetings objectives) is required or not. To make better decisions when you are about to hit the “accept” button, use this handy flowchart:





Luise is an independent Microsoft 365 Consultant, Low Code Developer, Microsoft MVP for Office, Apps & Services, Member of PnP team, Sketchnotes Artist and Lego Addict based in Germany. Do you need help with your project, want to exchange views or just connect? Feel free to follow me in twitter, LinkedIn or get in touch via contact form.

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