Meetings Could Cost More Time Than You Thought

And could cause frustrations sometime if you don’t acknowledge it


Justin took a seat with his expresso in hand. I sat in front of him, ready to listen.

The meetings do not only cost for the planned timebox, but they also require preparations.

Justin was still very thoughtful. My previous point could be one of the reasons but didn’t seem to fulfil him.

We can’t always utilize small gaps between two meetings. It could be the best candidate for inefficiency in many cases.

Justin might have found the cause, but he didn’t feel better.

Splitting your tasks into small pieces can give you more flexibility to duel with the blocked time or distracting things. The smaller you can split, the more flexible you gain.


The value of meetings is not deniable for teamwork. But they also come with a cost. Most of the time, the price is more than the booked time on your schedule.

  • Meetings can sometimes be longer than planned
  • It’s harder to gain the highest concentration and productivity in the middle of two meetings

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