Why Fewer Meetings Lead to Stronger Teams with Yari Ising
Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the number of meetings you attend and wonder whether your time could be better used elsewhere? According to research referenced in Harvard Business Review, executives now spend an average of 23 hours per week in meetings--up from about 10 hours in the 1960s. Are the extra hours spent in meetings making us more or less productive?
That’s the question we’re going to tackle in today's episode. More importantly, we’re going to find out how we can do fewer meetings and make the meetings we do have more productive.
About our Guest: Yari (pronounced Jah-Dee) Ising is the founder of The Ising Agency, a firm offering operations, recruiting, and admin support for stretched-thin in-house teams. Before launching her agency, she was the director of client operations for a staffing agency where she built teams that thrived together. She has a background in Television Production, Media & Communications and has managed live events and built in-house creative teams for Fortune 500 Companies. For the last decade, she helped get the right people in place to build the most efficient and productive workflows.
What You’ll Learn: Why doing “less” creates “more” output and satisfaction How to professionally excuse yourself from meetings you don’t need to be in Why an agenda (that actually gets followed!) is a non-negotiable for every meeting How tools like Loom can replace some of your meetings
Links for This Episode:
Website: https://www.itsyari.com/ LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yari-ising/ LinkedIn Business Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/itsyari Connect with Dr. Mike: Website: https://www.drmikepatterson.com Book: https://www.missionfirstpeoplealwaysbook.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drmichaellpatterson Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therealdrmikepatterson/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/drmikepatterson
Buy The Book!: Mission First People Always
Episode Minute By Minute:
00:00 Introduction to Today’s Episode On Having Fewer Meetings
01:17 Guest Introduction: Yadi Ising
02:59 Yadi Ising's Personal Journey
04:39 The Problem with Meetings 06:36 The Impact of COVID-19 on Meeting Culture
07:56 The Paradox of Productivity in Meetings
09:22 The Role of Meetings in the Modern Workplace
10:56 Creating Effective Meetings 21:54 The Benefits of Fewer Meetings 24:06 The Role of Trust and Clear Expectations in Meetings 26:07 How Yadi Ising's Agency Helps Teams 31:29 Practical Advice for Better Meetings 34:21 Conclusion and Final Thoughts