December 4, 2007
Every week (5 business days) I attend 9 meetings (approx.); which accounts to 110 meetings a month or 1320 meetings a year. Every meeting I go one of the most frequently occurring question I have encountered is “How often should we have these meetings for a particular topic or subject?”.
Meeting has two aspects:
* Regular Updates and Progress
While a topic is fresh and needs more attention and if the project needs to be sustained I believe the frequency of the meetings should be weekly. Eventually once the project is brought to a level of stabilization, the meeting frequency may be changed to “Bi-weekly or Monthly”.
A meeting is worthy if:
* The meeting starts and ends at an appropriate time.
* The agenda of the meeting is met
* There are some action items which need to be followed upon until the next meeting.