McKinsey poses this timely question this month: “If we‘re all so busy, why isn‘t anything getting done?”
They offer the following diagnostic on the root cause:
“There’s seemingly no excuse to not collaborate. The problem? Interacting is easier than ever, but true, productive, value-creating collaboration is not. And what’s more, where engagement is occurring, its quality is deteriorating. This wastes valuable resources, because every minute spent on a low-value interaction eats into time that could be used for important, creative, and powerful activities.”
On meetings, their key takeaways should ring familiar and true to MeetingScience Members:
“…no meeting could be considered well-scoped without considering who should participate, as there are real financial and transaction costs to meeting participation. Leaders should treat time spent in meetings as seriously as companies treat financial capital.“
To learn about McKinsey’s recommendations to navigate the new normal of collaboration, read the full article here.