Six Ways to Make Meetings and Emails More Effective
Streamline your culture to drive engagement
It’s popular to bash meetings and email as unproductive time sinks. By some accounts, pointless or poorly organized meetings cost the global economy billions of dollars a year. Corporate communications apps such as Microsoft Teams and Slack have attracted tens of millions of daily users by positioning themselves as a more modern way for coworkers to collaborate.
But meetings and email aren’t inherently bad. In BCG’s latest corporate complicatedness survey, we found that the highest-performing companies continue to rely on these office mainstays. The big difference is not what these companies use but how they wring the most out of them. They stick to specific protocols for meetings and minimize email chains.
Following in high performers’ footsteps of keeping things as simple as possible won’t help an organization streamline a complicated, convoluted collaboration culture overnight. But adopting more common-sense policies for meetings and email is a great place to start. With so many people continuing to work remotely because of the fallout from the COVID-19 crisis, it’s more important than ever for work-related communications and collaboration to be productive and efficient.
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