Experimentation with meetings in the past decade by startups and Fortune 500 companies alike has produced a new set of rules to consider.
1. All meetings must have a stated purpose or agenda. Bring solutions, not problems. The stand up is to communicate, not solve.
2. Attendees should walk away with concrete next steps or Action Items.
3. Keep it short. The meeting should have an end time. Kill ideas, and meetings.
4. Be prepared to challenge and be challenged.
5. No more than ten people at a meeting. Invite as few people as possible.
6. Decisions should never wait for a meeting.