Have I shared this before? If yes, let it be a confirmation of my belief in the value of the huddle vs. the meeting. I spent a number of years in an organization that used the daily morning huddle as the primary management tool. Guess what? It works! If you're a leader responsible for results (HELLO!), give it a try.
Short meetings are rapidly spreading among companies. Global tech firm Percolate has set their default length for meetings at 15 minutes. Marissa Mayer, the former president/CEO of Yahoo, would create large time blocks filled with 10-minute meeting windows. While this would often result in 70 meetings per week, it allowed her to be highly responsive to employee needs, it made getting a meeting on her calendar much easier, and it helped projects and initiatives keep moving forward without delays. She also claimed that the meeting length led to employees coming in with tight agendas that led to success.