Make Meetings Productive
Some great advice is found in Getting Real, by 37signals. For example, they advise against holding meetings, whenever possible, but...
"For those times when you absolutely must have a meeting (this should be a rare event), stick to these simple rules:
- Set a 30 minute timer. When it rings, meeting's over. Period.
- Invite as few people as possible.
- Never have a meeting without a clear agenda. "