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Meetings Trump Productivity - Mar 20, 2024 Newsletter

PLUS: why AI isn’t good for your wellbeing, an employee training plan & more.

Welcome back! 👋 As Trump and Biden race against each other in the polls for the presidential elections, we’re looking a little closer to home, bringing you the latest HR news, tips and insights you need to know about.

In today’s edition:


Meetings destroy productivity, study finds

According to a recent study by Atlassian of over 5,000 workers, 4 in 5 workers said that it’s hard to get their work done with so many meetings. There is a bigger drain on productivity, followed by unclear goals and responsibilities, and a lack of motivation.

If a meeting goes on for more than 30 minutes, you’re also likely to lose the interest of your attendees. Yet, so many managers fail to meet these criteria. 👎 So, if you’re reading in horror, here are a few tips to ensure your next meeting is productive and inspiring.

  • Define the purpose of the meeting. What do you want to achieve from your meeting? If the meeting is to receive an opinion, opt for a poll instead. If you need to share information, could you do this in a report? 📜 It’s important to understand the reason for the meeting and the delivery methods.

  • Have a clear agenda. Ensure the purpose of your meeting is very clear, have listed points you want to meet, and don’t stray from the topic. It’s easy to go off-track, but that’s when you start to lose the interest of your attendees.

  • Invite necessary team members. There’s nothing worse than sitting in a meeting that you don’t need to be included in. So, only invite necessary team members and share meeting minutes with the rest of the group.

  • Invite feedback. During the meeting, ask if there are any concerns or roadblocks and ask for feedback and tips on the effectiveness of the meeting.

Joanna Zambas


Guardian — The Institute for the Future of Work surveyed 6,000+ people and found that AI-based software can harm people’s quality of life.

People Matters — An additional 1°C rise in temperature will expose workers in many regions to heat stress, resulting in lost productivity.

Femtech Insider — 74 % of women experiencing symptoms that affect their work lives, study has shown, yet workplace measures remain inadequate.


Got a new hire? You’ll need this

Employee training plan

When employees receive regular training, it helps improve their existing skills and learn new ones. In addition, it also helps boost performance and productivity — and lower turnover. And you can achieve that with our Employee Training Plan: your documented roadmap for educating employees.

Another masterful HR gift coming your way next week :)

Spotify —  Shannon Gabriel, Vice President of Leadership Solutions at TBM Consulting shares insights on the HR Work Break podcast.

UNLEASH — Explore the ways in which AI can transform your company's leadership, talent management and employee experience.



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💙 Created with care by Chris Leitch, Joanna Zambas, and Electra Michaelidou.