I'm Baz and I love to design and deliver software to make small businesses run better.
I hate meetings. Not only do they use up my time, but they use up everyone else's too.
But they are useful. In the right circumstances.
We have a weekly team meeting.
We try to keep it short and the agenda is pretty simple:
* Sales update - are we close to closing any new projects? * Operations update - what are our priorities, what do we need to look out for? * Finance update - how is the company doing? * Announcements - what do people need to know?
Even then, it can take about an hour. But without it, we don't get the chance for us all to talk together. As we're all in different timezones, we often snatch individual conversations, but rarely all of us at the same time. And that is important. Because we're people and people like being with people.