Twice in recent weeks I’ve found myself in small-group meetings that included senior executives who did not need to be there. After one of these meetings, I asked the chief operating officer, someone I know well, why he was at a gathering that clearly did not require his input or endorsement.
“Damned if I know,” he replied honestly. “Few people here seem to value my time.”
To finish the year strong, you and your team must exercise discipline with time allocation so that priority tasks and commitments are completed thoroughly and well. What activities fall into this category? Performance reviews, budget decisions, and customer care leap to mind. These are not activities to be rushed. Yet in reality they often are, with the result being missed opportunities to maximize talent performance and bottom-line results.
To help calculate your Return-on-Time (ROT), check out our online Meeting Value Calculator Tool. It can help you determine the “cost” of a meeting for planning purposes. It can also help you determine after the fact whether a meeting yielded a reasonable ROT.
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