I know that when you are in a project with people, there are times when the team needs to meet, but, I think the team should always try not to do it.
As Paul Graham says in his essay Maker’s Schedule, Manager’s Schedule for the people that make things, meetings are a very bad thing. One meeting can break the day in two pieces that are too small, to do something valuable or that can be a challenge.
This is hard for me because I usually work on projects where all the people involved are makers. So every meeting can result in work not done, in almost half of the day.
I think that one way to reduce the number of meetings in a team, is to use tools like Jameen, that can help you to embrace the asynchronous communication in the team.
Work asynchronously can help you to:
These are just some benefits, but there are much more…