According to the study, on average employees go to about 60 meetings each month, with attendees saying that half of all these meetings were a waste of time. This adds up to about 31 hours of unproductive time each and every month.
Putting the numbers aside for a second, it’s not hard to imagine how someone’s energy might be sapped through sitting through countless, pointless meetings.
Even when we manage to invite the right people in the right room, Atlassian found that:
In uncertain, complex, and ambiguous times where change is the only constant, it is easy to lose sleep to heavy-hitting questions about your business.
If you’re like most, the go-to position for fending off insomnia are your KPIs. You put our faith in data, because cold hard facts can never lead you astray.
As the saying goes you cannot manage what you do not measure. …
So it’s finally happened — your company has developed a new product that people absolutely adore. With the growth of the product, you suddenly have the capacity to scale and also, a sudden demand to scale. Like, right now.
Most companies in this position jump into action, hiring rapidly and aggressively without pausing to form a strategy or consider the long term impacts of sudden growth.
But simply adding new people doesn’t immediately increase productivity or capacity. In fact, in many cases the opposite happens.
People aren’t like modular furniture, you can’t just attach new teams to meet new capacity needs. People are complex, have egos, competing agendas and needs. Many times, capable and experienced people are hard to find and earnest people do terribly in interviews. …