Friday Challenge: Try a standing meeting.
On select Fridays I will pose a challenge to you, the reader, to improve your lives and careers in some small way. Do you accept the challenge?
Death by meeting. Too much sitting throughout the day. It's the bane of the modern work environment. Most companies have far too many meetings that last much longer than they should. Those in attendance sit and listen to others while their mind wanders.
It's a giant waste of productivity and time.
Try a standing meeting. The articles I've read uniformly conclude the meetings tend to be shorter. The participants are more engaged. Our muscles get a reprieve from the constant sitting posture.
I've participated in some standing meetings on occasion and I have to agree with the findings in the articles. Our team meets every Friday morning, usually for an hour, just to catch up and go over things that affect us all. We discuss how to help our clients through the many challenges they face and share ideas.
Today will be a standing meeting. Here's to good coffee, short meetings and great ideas. Happy Friday!