- 9- 9.30 AM First meeting
10 – 12 Second meeting
2 – 2.30 another meeting
3 – 4 last meeting of the day
After the first meeting, one would rush to get a cafe to prepare for the second one. By the time you grasp the second one, bell rings for lunch break. The day continues with meetings with a break of every half an hour, and end up with a pile of “real work” by 4 PM, causing too much stress. This leads to too many meeting syndrome.
This is exactly what the Agilists dislike.In fact I have heard people calling Scrum has too many meetings !! As per various researches, the task switching could cost nearly 40% productivity loss.
Personally I found that blocking a chunk of a day provides me the well deserved and dedicated focus. Not sure if others have seen this happening ? Have you experienced this ? How do you deal with this scattered meeting syndrome ?
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