What We’re ReadingA few stories you may have missed this week
In the past, we’ve devoted some space and links in “What We’re Reading” to perspectives on meetings — mostly stories of the “there are too many of them” variety. Some of this is because the management of meetings is an issue we’re often tangling with at Medium. As a primarily remote company, keeping an eye on the balance of meeting vs. “work time” is important, and usually we’re trying to make sure the meetings we do have are useful and productive.
In “Meetings *are* the work,” writer
has changed my mind about a lot of this. She wonders: “But what if, hear me out, what if the *only* work that matters in a knowledge economy happens when we are together? What if the reason we can’t seem to fix meetings is that we’re mischaracterizing ‘the work’ in the first place?” It’s a probing question, and she lays out some reasons to rethink our relationships with meetings (and with work in general). Hope you find it useful.. . . . . . . . . . . .