How much of your day is mixed up in meetings? If you’re new to management, or working in the context of a more corporate or bureaucratic structure, it’s probably a good slice of the pie. If you’re finding you aren’t as productive as you were before you entered the age of back-to-back meetings, the concept of deep work might be of interest.
There’s a lot more to the subject, but the best deep work sound bite I’ve been able to incorporate is to schedule a meeting-free time every day, and do nothing else but take a deep dive into an ongoing project.
Some practitioners recommend no meetings before lunch, but in the real world… let’s get real. More here: