One more secret to better meetings – less people

Wall Street Journal video on less people - better meetings

Many of us remain frustrated by the time we waste in meetings. In an article a few years back we published some interesting statistics on the time and money wasted in meetings. Unfortunately for most organizations this has not improved. Often the problem is limited preparation and no follow-up. Meeting organizers who started using MeetingKing have reported enormous time savings and a much higher success rate in task completion than when using other tools. So if you are not using MeetingKing at the moment try it now for free. However in addition to better meeting preparation and follow-up, there is … Continue reading

Manage tasks directly from your email

mark task complete directly from email

Many task management tools try to replace email. While that in itself is a great goal, the reality is that many people assign and manage their tasks through email. After trying a new task management tool, most slide back in the old habit of sending emails back and forth, which is not a productive way of actually managing their tasks. We made it easy for you; with MeetingKing you can create and manage tasks directly from your email, while keeping your task manager up-to-date! Mark tasks complete directly from email When you create a task in MeetingKing (during a meeting, … Continue reading

The secret to enjoying a relaxed evening

In this fast paced world everyone is really busy. The big question is, are you busy with the right things? At the end of your day, did you actually accomplish something? The easiest way to be more productive and focus on meaningful work is to have a check or task list. This daily task list helps you to plan your day and at the end of the day you can take another quick look and feel good about everything you accomplished. MeetingKing has a hidden tool to help you accomplish more during your busy day. I use it every day, … Continue reading

Back to school, back to work – start with productive meetings

The end of summer is the beginning of meeting season again. This can be painful, but it does not have to be that way. With the new note taking, MeetingKing can help you create your meeting agenda and write minutes faster than ever before. Watch the video and try it for yourself. If you don’t like watching videos, just follow these steps. Switch to Free Form You can make notes, log decisions and assign tasks fast, without ever leaving your keyboard. Start a new item with one of the shortcodes. Just type two letters and you have changed the type: … Continue reading

New: Powerful search and other task management tools

New advanced task search

Productive meetings lead to tasks and to help you manage those tasks even more effectively, we have added some very powerful search and filter functionality. You can now filter and search your tasks by: Keyword Task owner Project, department, tag Due date Date completed Date created Person who created the task You can use only one field or make combinations. Managing your tasks has never been easier. Task tip 1: Sortable single column view Did you know that you can change your task view from the default three columns to a sortable one column presentation? Click the “Eye” icon and … Continue reading

How to keep your task list manageable

managing tasks in dashboard

First of all a healthy and happy 2016 to everyone! A new start, with a clean slate. If your list of tasks has grown over the last year, then now is a good time to clean it up. Here are some tips. The success of task management tools depend on the number of tasks you actually complete. A task was created for a reason and you should either complete it or delete it. Many task management implementations fail because the list becomes too long and unmanageable. MeetingKing has great build-in tools to keep your list manageable and get things done. … Continue reading

More powerful follow-up meetings: copy topics

The most loved feature of MeetingKing is now even more powerful: You can now copy topics in follow-up meetings Linking one or more meetings together for task follow-up, makes MeetingKing an extremely powerful management tool. In addition to adding an updated task summary with tasks from previous meeting(s) to your new agenda and copying meeting details (list of participants, the projects, tags and the location), you can now also select which topics you want to copy from the previous meeting to the new one. When you select to copy a topic to your new agenda, the notes, decisions and tasks … Continue reading

Work smarter with new dashboard

Work smarter with the MeetingKing dashboard

Efficient people do not work harder, they work smarter. Working smart starts with having a clear overview of what needs to be done. The new dashboard in MeetingKing gives you a clear overview so you can work smarter. You can quickly see what needs to be done: today tomorrow and what is overdue Information is organized by: tasks you have to do tasks others have to do for you meetings By default it shows all tasks and meetings, and just as for the meetings and tasks pages, you can easily zoom in on one project or person. In addition you … Continue reading

How long should a meeting be?

clock - how long should a meeting be

When scheduling a meeting most people do not give too much thought to how long the meeting should take. When you create a meeting in Google Calendar or Outlook the default is one hour and many people just leave it at that. Since some attendees tend to show up late, you may as well schedule enough time. Or not? Meeting cost It is obvious that keeping meetings short will save your company money. Here are a few examples of the cost of a typical meeting per hour (not taking into consideration travel etc). Sales team meeting Manager meeting Senior management … Continue reading

The Importance of Following Up on Meetings

How often have you found yourself back in the same meeting that you were in a few weeks ago discussing the same problems and having a strange sense of déjà vu? Unfortunately this is a very common problem that occurs with meetings, especially when tasks are not followed up on and no follow up meeting is held. These are mistakes commonly made in many organizations, and the good news is that they are very easy to correct. Take Notes and Circulate Them One of the easiest and most important activities that you can undertake in your meeting to make sure … Continue reading

10 Biggest mistakes people make while attending a meeting

Don't waste your time in meetings

Many people think meetings are a waste of time but that is probably because they are making the 10 biggest mistakes while attending a meeting. Meetings can be highly productive as long as the time is used effectively. Share this list with your team and you will have more effective meetings. 1. Not having a goal The number one mistake that meeting goers make is not having a goal of what they want to get from the meeting. Without a goal the meeting really does become purposeless. Avoid this by reviewing the meeting beforehand and understanding what you hope to … Continue reading

How to Have an Effective Sales Call

For an effective sales call prepare and follow-up. MeetingKing can help.

Sales calls are the lifeblood of any sales person’s job. Handling sales calls well means the difference between securing business for your organization and failing to close a single deal. Getting organized in advance and prepared for important sales calls can help sales people to meet their targets and bring on more business for the organization, through just taking a few simple steps to achieve success. It is all in the organization that frames the sales call. Being prepared helps to seal the deal Being prepared for important sales calls helps the salesperson to present a well-polished image of the … Continue reading

How to Run an Effective Sales Meeting

Meetings can sometimes feel like a bit of a drag, but meetings are also an essential component of a smooth running business. Sales team meetings in particular are essential to the sharing of key information that helps the business to achieve its revenue targets. Team members need motivating to achieve their monthly KPIs and the sales manager needs to share information on strategic initiatives that could change how the sales team approaches its day-to-day tasks. On top of that there are new products and innovative techniques to share. But poorly run sales meetings can lead to team members becoming disenchanted, … Continue reading

How to take meeting notes during a meeting

Watch video about taking notes during a meeting

Users often ask us “what is the most practical way to take notes during the meeting?” These tips will help you take better notes. If you use these meeting note taking tips in combination with the MeetingKing meeting minutes software, your meetings will be more effective than ever. What to write down Keep your meeting notes as short as possible, nobody is interested in long essay. The purpose of your meeting notes is to provide a record with the most import information: The topics or agenda items Any relevant background information (general notes) Decisions Tasks that need to be completed … Continue reading

Sharing meeting templates

Give custom meeting template name

If you work in an organization it is great to standardize certain meetings and information. Sharing meeting templates is a great way to do this. You can create standard meeting templates for your organization for: Team meetings Personnel reviews Store/restaurant manager meetings if you run a retail operation Job candidate interview etc. You can also include notes with instructions or standard questions in your meeting templates and even tasks for a standard checklist. How to share meeting templates? Create a new meeting and name the meeting “Standard template <template_Name>, please save” (This is not neceassary as the name is not … Continue reading

10 Tips on How To Run an Effective Board Meeting

We have all at one time attended board meetings or at least heard of them and consequently we admit that a number of them are often so boring that our minds wander away to other things. Most people cannot wait for the meeting to end due to the monotony of the agenda in nearly all meetings. What exactly is an effective board meeting? Well, it’s a formal meeting where the board of directors of a particular organization convene to discuss important matters relating to the organization, with regard to how the organization is fairing in its bid to attain its … Continue reading

New: Manage tasks on your phone, your PC and tablet…. via email!

create task via email

Whether you like it or not, email is at the center of our daily activities and communication. Wouldn’t it be great if you can actually manage your tasks with email without opening another application? Now you can with MeetingKing! Turn any email into a task! We have made some great enhancements to make your life and the lives of the people you work with a bit easier. You can now: Create new tasks via email Mark tasks complete via email Comment on tasks via email What’s more, the people you assign tasks to, do not even need to have a … Continue reading

NEW: Easily add existing tasks to your agenda

We have made creating your agenda even more powerful. Often you want to discuss a task that you created before. This can be a stand alone task or a task from another meeting. Now you can add any existing task to any agenda. Watch the video to see it in action.   For example in your management meeting it is decided that the company needs a new logo. So while making the notes in your management meeting you create the task “Design new logo”. In the notes field you describe exactly what the management team is looking for and you … Continue reading

Creativity is important – also in meetings

Today there is an interesting article by Scott Gerber on readwrite.com, that is worth sharing. Twelve entrepreneurs share their ideas on how to encourage creativity during meetings. According to the article you will promote creativity when you get rid of a rigid structure, set only limited boundaries and let everyone speak up. The other important outcome is, that at the end the ideas need to be translated into results. Next steps and tasks need to be defined to keep track of progress and hold the team accountable. Of course this is where MeetingKing can help. Summarize your discussion, define and … Continue reading

New Fast and Flexible Note Taking Page (Beta)

We have some great news: it is now easier than ever to create your agenda and write your meeting minutes. Until now setting the agenda and making notes was very “form” driven. The information and output was great, but at times when the discussion went fast it was difficult to keep up and record information in the right field. Not anymore! Writing your agenda and meeting minutes is extremely flexible: You can now change any information to anything you like; change a Note to a Topic, a Topic to a Subtopic, etc. You can insert new items anywhere create multiple … Continue reading

Management by Walking Around (MBWA)

We live in an age of emails, conference calls and online meetings, so we often forget what business is about. Business is about people. Without your people, you don’t have a business. Pressure for results is high and schedules are tight so we rush from one activity into the next. This does not leave any time for informal meetings and that is bad for business. Recently there was an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal about CEOs who don’t have a desk and those who do. I thought about my own management style and of course how our MeetingKing … Continue reading

How MeetingKing can play a role in process improvement and management.

I recently spoke with Andrew Spanyi on how MeetingKing can be used by process improvement professionals. Andrew has taught courses on process improvement and management at Babson College and is the author of three books and dozens of articles on operational leadership and performance improvement. Visit www.spanyi.com to learn more about Andrew. When I asked Andrew why he thought MeetingKing would be a valuable resource for process improvement professionals, here is what he said. Most organizations now have some kind of continuous improvement program in place and at any given point in time may launch several, or even dozens, of … Continue reading

Productive school staff meetings – MeetingKing can help

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School staff primary purpose is to provide education. Teachers should spend time with their students and not in meetings, therefore it is important to keep your meetings short and effective.School staff meetings have the usual challenges of participants who are not (optimally) prepared, writing the minutes takes a lot of time and there is no good task follow-up. In addition, managing a school or faculty requires juggling meetings and tasks related to very different departments and projects. MeetingKing can help by automating all the administrative work around meetings (agendas, minutes, etc) and managing all meeting tasks to make sure things … Continue reading

NEW: Projects and departments – MeetingKing helps to manage your business

Our developers have worked hard on a great new functionality to help you manage your business beyond your meetings. If you manage an organization and work on various projects and with different departments, you can now easily share and collaborate on any task with your project teams or departments. And when you create a new meeting and involve your project team and/or department, all members of those teams will be added to the meeting. Easy sharing, easy collaboration and less typing. Creating a project or department is easy: When you are in a view of a project and you create … Continue reading

How to structure a general management meeting?

What is a general management meeting? General management meetings are probably the most common meetings in many organizations. Whether you run a department, an entire company, a school or a church, you will have meetings with representatives or leaders of all departments together. While these meetings are common, they are also the most challenging meetings to organize. Challenges with organizing a general management meeting. As we all know and as explained in previous articles, a good meeting starts with an agenda. Having a meeting without an agenda, is like doing an exam without studying; you will fail. The challenge with … Continue reading

Success makes you happy and productive!

success makes you happy and productive

Do you sometimes feel that you are just working and not accomplishing anything? New tasks and problems continue to come up, one task goes over into the next and there seems to be no end in sight. I have been using a simple trick for me and my team, that helps us to get rid of that feeling and makes us feel successful and energized. It is really very simple and you can start using it immediately. To be happy you need success and a sense of accomplishment. Just follow these steps and you and your team will feel a … Continue reading

Tips for faster note taking

Switching back and forth between your mouse and the keyboard is annoying and slows you down significantly. Here is a tip to make it much faster: use the tab and enter keys to navigate the note taking page. The tab key moves you to the next most frequently used field and, in most fields, the enter key will save the information. Watch the video and see how fast you can take notes and assign tasks. I hope this helps you to have more productive meetings. As always, please contact us if you have any question, suggestion, or other feedback.

What do good meetings have in common?

If you are interested in having more productive meetings, you may want to read the following blog post on 99u.com on how to run meetings like apple and google. Obviously each company has its own meeting culture, but the basic ingredients are the same for all productive meetings: Have an agenda. Without an agenda your meeting will turn out to be a waste of time. Read more on how to write a meeting agenda. Walk away with clear conclusions and define action items. Make sure decisions and tasks are clearly documented to prevent any misunderstandings and have a list to … Continue reading

Sometimes you need to shake things up – Yes in meetings too.

It’s not easy changing company policies, or getting people to change their habits, or even introducing new tools into a workplace. People will always talk about how things have changed and the old ways of doing things were so much better, or they might even continue working the way they always did, ignoring any efforts to change how the company works. The same thing happens whether your business upgrades to a new version of Microsoft Office, when Facebook changes the way the Timeline looks, or even when you switch to a new brand of coffee. It’s the same with meetings. … Continue reading

Big data is just too…. big

90% of the data in the world was created in the last two years. What this means to businesses, is that when you need to reach decisions (for example, how to re-design the Facebook Timeline), you have so much information to sort through, that many people have one of the following reactions: Procrastination Putting things off to a later date is a very easy way to deal with a problem. This can be disguised as ‘collecting more information’, ‘setting up a committee’, or ‘we will talk about this next meeting’, but in essence it boils down to the same thing. … Continue reading

No more work from home?

At the same time that I, Edwin, wrote yesterday’s post, our marketing guy and and social media guru, Avi Kaye, had his own thoughts on the new Marissa Mayer rule at Yahoo – he doesn’t see working from home as impacting productivity so much as getting some creative juices running. Here is his take: Marissa Mayer has cancelled the ‘work from home’ option in Yahoo, and opened a can of worms. From downright derision to calling it an “epic fail”, the response to this move has been overwhelming. Bottom line is, that in the state that Yahoo is in, this … Continue reading

Yahoo and the power of face-to-face meetings

I am sure you read about the decision by Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer that employees can no longer work from home. You have to be in the office or can leave the company. There has been a lot of discussion about the pros and cons of working remotely or in the office, so I don’t need to start another one here. Besides I personally believe there is no black or white answer. My current company is operates largely remotely, but the complete development staff is working side by side for optimal communication. Managing a business is all about communication. People … Continue reading

Why is meeting culture hard to change?

Put five monkeys in a cage with a ladder in the middle. Dangle a banana just above the ladder. Every time a monkey tries to climb the ladder to get the banana, spray the other monkeys with jets of freezing cold water. After a while, you’ll see that every monkey that gets near the ladder will be pulled away by the other monkeys, who, obviously, don’t want to get soaked with cold water. Now, take out one monkey, and replace it with a new one, one that doesn’t know the existing rules. Watch as he tries to climb the ladder … Continue reading

Do I really need this meeting?

Yesterday I was trying to schedule a meeting with a client, with very little success. The next few days were fully booked (including Friday) with his meetings, as were Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. We managed to squeeze in a meeting on Wednesday between a business lunch and a job interview. He isn’t the only one. More and more people I talk to have meetings plastered all over their calendar from eight in the morning to eight in the evening, with a few sprinkled in on Saturday, just to make sure that they are taking full advantage of the week. But … Continue reading

A good meeting is like a good meal

I’ve been watching more than my fair share of cookery shows on the TV lately, and of course, meetings, and how to make them better, are never really far from my mind. So when I started really paying attention to these things, I noticed that cooking a good meal is just like managing a good meeting. You start off with deciding what you want. Is it a light meal? A pot roast? Supper for the kids? Once you have your goal in mind, writing down your agenda is much easier finding the recipe is much easier. Now you have the … Continue reading

How running a meeting is like playing a game

The New York Knicks (who are first in their division with 21 wins and 8 losses) played the Los Angeles Lakers (who have 13 wins and 14 losses) on Christmas Day. The match promised to be a good one, despite the Lakers record, the New York Knicks were the clear favorites to win. The Lakers won. Yes, their two leading players scored 54 points each. Yes, the game was played at the Lakers’ home court. And still, the main reason the Lakers won the game was Steve Nash – the 38 year old point guard who has just returned after … Continue reading

I HATE meetings

How many times have you heard the phrase “I HATE MEETINGS”? It can be before a board meeting, a team meeting or a company meeting – the sentiment remains the same. People hate meetings. Meetings are time wasters, meetings are set up by people who don’t know how to decide things on their own, or by people who just want to shoot the breeze around a table. Meetings are at best useless, at worst, wasteful. And that is part of the problem. When people come to meetings expecting a negative outcome, then not only will they feel negative about everything, … Continue reading

8 Steps to Meeting Perfection

This is a guest post by Alan Cairns. Alan writes on a number of subjects including virtual receptionist services. Meetings are a bug bear for many business professionals. Many say that meetings take up all their time and they can’t get any “real” work done because of it. Meetings are an essential part of business; to reach agreements, share ideas, set strategies and most importantly to communicate in an open, face-to-face situation. It’s understandable that many professionals tire of meetings, because so many of them are badly organised, unproductive and ultimately pointless. Meetings can go wrong for a variety of reasons, … Continue reading

The Meeting Sledgehammer

An agenda is part of a meeting’s building blocks. Distractions are a sledgehammer. I’m not talking about subjects that come up during meetings that aren’t on the agenda. These things are perfectly natural, as people discuss items. Sometimes, you want to put it in the parking lot. Other times, you’ll add it the agenda and discuss it. I’m talking about, shall we say, third-part distractions. ‘This won’t take a second’ How many times have you been in a meeting, where one of the attendee’s (or worse, the meeting organizer’s) mobile phone started ringing? Sometimes they ‘have to take this call, … Continue reading

Follow-up meetings are important

I can hear you groaning all ready. ‘What’, you say, ‘it’s not bad enough I have one meeting, I have to set up the next meeting straight away?’ The answer is ‘Yes’. It’s quite simple, really. Meetings are NOT there to slow you down, or to make the person who called the meeting feel warm and fuzzy inside. Meetings are there to help you make decisions about your business – a new feature, a bold marketing campaign, even a new employee. Decisions usually create tasks (I mean, SOMEONE has to make sure to invite that promising young developer back, right?), … Continue reading

Using Meeting Minutes To Get Things Done

We’ve already explained how to write meetings minutes, and shown how to use the Meeting Minutes template. But how do you use those meeting minutes to get things done? Just to remind you – MeetingKing makes it extremely simple to write down the meeting minutes as the meeting progresses. You can write down notes, decisions and tasks, and make them private (so only you can see what you’ve written), or for the team (so all the meeting participants will be able to see them). Now, as you all know, meetings are supposed to help you drive your business forwards. Meetings … Continue reading

5 Reasons you’ll love your next meeting

Most people hate meetings. Many meetings are long, counter-productive, don’t get anywhere, and nothing gets done. But they aren’t supposed to be like that. Meetings should be to the point. Meetings should be about getting together the right people to make the right decisions, and follow them through. Meetings should drive your business, not drive it under. So here are 5 reasons you’ll LOVE your next meeting. 1. Agenda Meeting without an agenda is like shopping without a list. If you don’t know what you’re going to talk about, how will you prepare beforehand? Make sure you have an agenda … Continue reading

Managing Sports Club Meetings

Meetings at sports clubs should be managed just like any other meeting, if they are to be effective. Whether it is a monthly meeting of the soccer club, the hockey club annual general meeting, or the baseball board meeting, all sports clubs meetings should be properly run. Meetings are essential to effectively manage matters relating to your club, make decisions about the running of the club and decide on upcoming activities. Meetings are a way to ensure the smooth running of all of the club’s functions and offer an opportunity to get the members involved in important matters. In most … Continue reading

Carrying out Job Interviews and How MeetingKing Can Help

Carrying out job interviews can be a challenge. It can be hard to make sure that you ask each candidate the same questions, while at the same making sure the conversation has a natural flow and feel. Hiring people is a costly exercise, and it is something that you don’t want to get wrong. Hiring the wrong person at the least means going through the process of hiring and training all over again, in addition to possible costs of firing an employee. This is expensive, and should be avoided at all costs. Good hiring requires  structure, consistency and planning, as … Continue reading

Tips for Effective Personnel Performance Review Meetings

Many employees and appraisers dread performance review meetings. They create paperwork and administration that has to be carried out on both sides. Also, for the appraiser, such meetings usually require the passing on of constructive feedback to employees, which can be difficult. Good performance review meetings however, can be very motivating and help a person and organization move forward and build a better bond. Here are some tips to make performance review meetings more effective and run more smoothly: Make it a natural conversation, it is not about completing forms. Documentation is necessary to properly prepare and follow-up, but the … Continue reading

A Meeting without an Agenda is like Shopping without a List

This weekend we finally had some great weather for a cook-out. So in between kids’ soccer games I decided to do some shopping. I did not have a list but I had been in the supermarket before, so how hard could it be. Well the result was as follows: I bought stuff that we still had I forgot stuff that I needed And the shopping took twice as long because there was no planning and I realized a few times I had to go back to aisle 1 and then back to 13 etc. If I had taken a few … Continue reading

Don’t Let Meeting Killers Derail your Meeting

Today there was a great article in the Wall Street Journal by Sue Shellenbarger – Meet the Meeting Killers. In the article she identifies 5 personalities who can kill your meeting: The Jokester The Dominator The Naysayer The Rambler The Quiet Plotter The article also includes some great tips on how to deal with these personalities. In addition to these tips Sue also stresses the importance of an agenda, which I fully support…. and MeetingKing can help you with your next agenda.

Writing Meeting Minutes – Shorter is Better

Don’t like writing meeting minutes? You are not alone. Once you know a few tricks however, it is not that hard and with the right tool it is not a lot of work and will help you to get things done. So why would you write meeting minutes? First, it adds structure to your conversation, keeps you focused and forces you to conclude each topic with a clear outcome. Second, it creates a clear record of what was discussed, what was decided and who is responsible. Third, no need to discuss the same issue multiple times (provided you can easily … Continue reading

Long Office Hours – a Waste of your Time

Dedication is often measured in the number of hours people spend at the office, but research has shown over and over again that having a healthy balance between work and other activities leads to much higher productivity. Problem with corporate America is that we are all looking at each other and consider face time to be the measure for commitment and often even success. Especially in larger organizations it is often hard to point out who contributed what. This makes it easy to hide behind the group if things don’t work out, but for a successful project it is also … Continue reading

Importance of Parking Lot for Meetings

Meetings can often go off the agenda. Sometimes this is because a person wants to air their point of view with a forum. Other times it may be because an attendee has not understood the purpose of the meeting, and believes that their point is relevant. In other situations, going off subject may be caused by the meeting coordinator not keeping a tight rein on the meeting, and allowing people to get off the subject matter at hand. Sometimes ideas that are raised during the course of a discussion are interesting and worthwhile to follow up, but are just not … Continue reading

A Practical Guide to Meeting Facilitation

Meeting facilitation is the art of making meetings run smoother. Meeting facilitators help meeting participants to stick to an agenda and progress through that agenda without getting stuck on difficult issues. It is the responsibility of the meeting facilitator to make sure that everyone gets an opportunity to contribute to the meeting, and meeting facilitation involves being responsible to everyone at the meeting, not just the person that asked for meeting facilitation. One of the reasons for having a meeting facilitator is that sometimes it can be hard to come to a consensus when there are so many different and … Continue reading

How to Effectively Run an In-Person Meeting

Virtual meetings are more and more frequently becoming standard day-to-day business practice, and businesses need to understand how to run remote meetings effectively. However, running an in-person meeting is still far more frequent of an occurrence in organizations, and many can benefit from learning how to increase effectiveness in this area. Every meeting can benefit from an agenda. An agenda adds structure to a meeting, and lets participants know what subject matters are to be covered. It allows participants to think through their views on different subjects ahead of the meeting, and to be prepared for them. During an in-person … Continue reading

When to use face to face meetings and when to hold virtual meetings

These days the technologies exist to allow most meetings to be held virtually. From conference calls, to web conferencing, and lately even video conferencing, there are many different options to choose from in determining what type of meeting to run. In addition to saving time online meetings are also more environmental friendly  due to the reduction in the carbon footprint resulting from less traveling to and from meetings. However, there are times when in person meetings are vastly preferable to remote meetings and vice versa. Sometimes the two can be used in parallel. MeetingKing, the meeting facilitation and documentation tool, … Continue reading

Stress is caused by work you DO NOT do

Stress is often associated with working hard and long hours, yet some manual laborers work many hours but don?t seem to suffer from stress. So what causes stress? I once read: ?You don?t get stress from the work you do, you get stress from the work you don?t do?. This made me think and it is true; if I leave work after 8 hours while I still have to finish some projects, I am thinking about the work  I did not do. However if I have a long 12 hour day, but I finish everything that needed to be finished, … Continue reading

The Modern Meeting Standard and MeetingKing

I just finished reading the book The Modern Meeting Standard by Al Pittampalli. Great to see that some else is as passionate about improving meetings as I am. At the same time it is sad that it is necessary to write a book and develop software for something so important and basic. Not sure how the whole meeting culture got out of hand, but fact is did and we need to do something about it. Read more on how to use MeetingKing together with the Modern Meeting Standard.   You probably arrived at this page because you are frustrated about … Continue reading