Friday, February 03, 2012

Stand-Up Meetings are the Future

Stand-up meetings are becoming the new norm in business. The advantages of stand-up meeetings become obvious when one considers how much time is generally wasted in sit-down meetings where participants can be half-asleep, engaged in text messaging, surfing the Internet, or even playing video games on mobile devices. Moreover, those who lead meetings are often verbose or follow tedious routines that lure attendees into inattentiveness.

Try juggling a notebook, pen, mobile phone, laptop, and a cup of coffee while standing and you will soon understand why stand-up meetings tend to be short and sweet. For many office workers, stand-up meetings are not simply a fad, but the future.

Source: Silverman, R E (2012, February 2), No More Angling for the Best Seat; More Meetings Are Stand-Up Jobs, Wall Street Journal Online.

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