Meeting rules, including walking out of the meetings if they are wasting your time

Establish shared understanding and context for ht meeting before deciding to leave if your presence is not needed or can be delegated.

Keep the meetings short – it is not about too many cooks spoil the broth, it is more about respective peoples time before we invite for large meetings regardless of seniority. Everyone has 24 hours in a day

Minimise frequent meetings – unless it is truly urgent, focus on resolving the reason for the meeting do you can stop it.

Call it quits, as in walk out of the meeting or drop off the call as soon as you know that it is obvious that the meeting isn’t adding value. It is not rude to leave, rather rude to make someone stay and waste their time.

Rule of thumb: if you are optional in a meeting, then you are not needed – save time and energy – two most important yet limited natural resources

Kill perceptive intelligence by disallowing and challenging the use Jargons, acronyms and cryptic sentences (in the name of brevity) – Keep things simple, clear and transparent Terms needing explanation inhibit communication

Communicate directly with the individuals instead through a chain of command – the respectable layers if not relevant create delays

Chain of command culture needs to be called out – regardless managerial level, if the level is not adding value, go to the level who will and can. Save time and energy for all

Use common sense before following anything as a rule – think of company rules as frameworks and suggest/make improvements for everyone. Same patterns never bring different results. To change the pattern, change the response. All progress needs new rules, while rules are important, they have to make sense too

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