January 19, 2023
In this time of increased remote work, with Zoom fatigue raging, managers need to be especially mindful of keeping meetings in check.
At the same time, “as a virtual employee, the only way you connect with your teammates is through email, chats, and meetings,” said Dana LaRieal Morales, founder of The Happiness Bucket, a firm that helps entrepreneurs, individuals, and businesses stay organized. “So, some balance has to go on there.”
Erring on the side of too many meetings can lead to increased employee stress and less productivity, adds Carla Patton, vp of human resources at the marketing agency RAPP. Those gatherings also suck up a non-renewable resource — time — which “is something we can’t get back,” Patton said.
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