Rules for Effective Meetings – Now at Google (gMeetings?)

Larry Page of Google fame laid down the rules about how to run an effective meeting:

– Every meeting must have one clear decision maker. If there’s no decision maker — or no decision to be made — the meeting shouldn’t happen.
– No more than 10 people should attend.
– Every person should give input, otherwise they shouldn’t be there.
– No decision should ever wait for a meeting. If a meeting absolutely has to happen before a decision should be made, then the meeting should be scheduled immediately.

Good to see some common sense being advocated from the top.

I wonder if these rules apply to conference calls, and mixed physical/remote meetings? And I wonder too, given all the technology available to Google, if they have explored different ways of making decisions – without using a meeting per se?

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