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Important meetings

Don't hold meetings that leave out important participants!

If not everyone who is essential to the meeting will be unable to attend then turn the meeting into a detailed written communication that allows everyone to participate instead.

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Brainstorming Meetings

Traditional brainstorming meetings don't work because of the time crunch and the pressure it places on everyone involved.

Often, we get a few good ideas here and there but it's not an inclusive practice at all.

Async brainstorming needs more than an hour - which could last for days or...

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Irreplaceable Meetings

  1. Building bonds - creating a sense of community is way easier to do when you can hear your new team members' voices, their tone, facial expressions, and build upon the connection.
  2. Timely decision-making - Async communication is slower by definition ...

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Status Updates

These can be done without needing to gather everyone. You can keep everyone updated through a well-written, detailed, check-in post.

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Announcements

It's inefficient to have all your team members to sit through a meeting where most of the topics don't involve everyone directly.

Announcements should be made available to everyone instead and let them peruse it on their own time. The information that will be shared should be well-designed ...

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Moving Work Forward

Once a project has been started, you can actually still get a lot of things done even when apart. Work can happen effectively without the need of huddling the team up as long as you all have well-written and well-organized communication with each other.

Tip: Create an easily searchable thre...

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Reviews, feedback requests, and approvals

  • Feedbacks that are well thought of and articulated clearly are extremely helpful.
  • Reviews that are async allow team members to provide approval outside of meetings will avoid having groupthink -- the phenomenon where the group's desire for...

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Kickoffs and Planning Meetings

Put everything you need in a written format - doing so clarifies everyone's scope, timelines, and responsibilities.

If there are more than a handful of things to work through or work schedules to align and the many unknown scopes of the project, a meeting should be held. But, do not forget ...

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"Async first does not mean async-only."

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No big meetings

No big meetings

Don't hold large meetings, except if they are providing value to everyone. Then keep the meeting short.

A typical meeting should involve no more than 4 - 6 people. Before you send out your next invite list ask: Who on this list will add (or receive) the most value? Is there anyone who do...

Unnecessary meetings

Meetings should be held to create value. So if you feel a meeting doesn't create value, don't hold it. Letting your employees use that time to work will bring you more value.
Choose your meetings wisely and mare sure you stick to the agenda during your time together.

Call recording advantages

Call recording advantages

Most video conferencing platforms have this function -- to record calls or meetings. This helps ensure that you won't miss out on any details that were discussed during the meeting and also provides a reliable source of truth for what was decided which can be accessed later by the people who want...

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