From CNN Business comes this article, a follow-up to the research revealed earlier in August which shows an increase in meeting load and strain during the pandemic. CNN canvassed several companies on what they’re doing to reduce meeting load during the pandemic, including one which instituted a “no meeting Fridays” policy.

The science suggests that ‘no meeting ______’ rarely works to reduce meeting load because meetings are more like water than they are siloes, that is, a reduction in meetings on one day winds up increasing the number of meetings during the other four, thereby frustrating colleagues even more because they have less time to get their work done.

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