Quick Tip #1: Lunch Meetings Don’t Save Time

This is not a secret. It’s a well-known fact.

Here’s what a one-hour lunch meeting agenda really looks like:

  • Roll call (5 min)
  • Set up the food (15 minutes, maybe longer if it’s being delivered)
  • Eat (20 min)
  • Clean-up (5 minutes)
  • Discuss meeting topic (5 minutes)
  • Devise alternative arrangement since meeting only lasted 10 minutes (10 minutes)

So the next time you hear this:

“This meeting has to happen today and the only free spot is during lunchtime. Can I just bring lunch in?”

The proper response is this:

“No. Figure something else out.”

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