Ask your team what they think.
→ Stuck in yet another meeting that should have been an email?
→ Do your employees complain that they could have spent their time better – instead of sitting in on another status meeting?
→ Is your team’s calendar booked with calls, Zooms, and brainstorming sessions that last for hours and don’t bring any solutions?
We feel you. And we’ve all been there, convinced that the only way to move your work forward is by scheduling yet another meeting.
Your team deserves to spend their work time better.
And that’s why it’s high time you changed the way you and your team approach meetings.
Your team deserves the precious gift of time for their deep work.
Many business owners believe that the key to boosting a team’s efficiency is by having as many meetings as possible and that most of the company’s work progress happens during a meeting. They don’t realize that meetings are so time-consuming and rarely move things forward.
At Nozbe, we believe in the very opposite – that meetings are last.
We’ve discovered that most employees deliver their best results when they are uninterrupted by others.
Because of that, we’ve developed our Pyramid of Communication – a new approach to team communication that ensures the best results and increases whole team’s productivity.
We realized that the core of any employee’s everyday labor should be “deep work” – an uninterrupted, focused time, during which all effort is put into calm work on a given task.
Of course, in order for the business to thrive, all coworkers need to cooperate. That’s why, once the job is done, they seek feedback from others.
Meetings, on the other hand, are a last resort. They require thorough preparation from all attendees and full involvement in the discussion.
If each team member is focused on completing their deep work followed by discussing their tasks and receiving feedback, meetings are oftentimes no longer necessary.
With task-based communication, every detail from the entire work process is written down in projects, tasks, and comments. Each team member has access to it and can look it up at any time.
When everything is written down and accessible to every team member, there’s no longer any need for status meetings.