What Time To Hold Your Meetings, And Other Advice On Teams
Psychologist Christian Jarrett has a terrific piece on the 99u blog about how to make teamwork succeed. My favorite nugget:
“If you only have one team session a week, consider Tuesdays at 3 p.m.: in 2009, the events-scheduling service When Is Good published an analysis of its client data, which showed people’s flexibility peaked at this time.
If time is short, one sure way for keeping meetings efficient is to conduct them standing up. Research by management scholar Allen Bluedorn found that stand-up meetings were on average 34 percent shorter than the seated variety, with no cost in terms of decision quality.”
Jarrett also has tips for avoiding idea-stifling “groupthink,” test-driving a team in advance, mixing up team membership so the team stays fresh, and using the team to anticipate disasters before they happen. A great read—you’ll find it here.