How many meetings do you attend every week? Do your meetings tend to take forever? How many informal meetings do you have that go on longer than expected?
I have a limited number of meetings to attend, about 6 hours every week. But sure, we could make them tighter. I saw a post about creating time scarcity in meetings by introducing meeting tokens on 43Folders. And I think it’s an interesting concept.
How it works is that at the start of the week, all people (who need to attend / call a meeting) are given tokens. To call a meeting you need sufficient tokens. E.g. 4 tokens of 10 minutes if you want to have a daily standup meeting of 10 minutes with 4 people. You can’t go beyond this time, and the tokens lapse as used. The Red Merlin token is a trump token, and can be used to end any meeting without question – of course, Red Merlin is given to only one person!
What do you think about this?
Tokens created by Mike Monteiro.