I don’t think any of us really like meetings. Half the time, it doesn’t feel like anything gets done, and everyone is just talking into the wind. If that’s how you feel, why do you still have them? You understand that there is value here, otherwise you would have cut it out like the rest of your unnecessary expenses. Meetings are important for your practice, but they don’t need to be a waste.
Ask yourself why you still do meetings at all. Hopefully, your answer is something along the lines of checking the pulse of your business or keeping everyone on track. How long should it take for you to accomplish these things? It shouldn’t really take you very long. You just ask your employees if they’re on track for their goals or not. But do your employees have measurable goals. If not, then you really need to have a meeting.
The purpose of meetings should be to establish measurable goals for each employee, and to keep them on track to those goals. If you haven’t already set goals, you may need an extra long meeting to make them. After that though, meetings shouldn’t really take that long.
Measurable goals, especially after this Covid crisis, are important. You need to make sure you’re on track to be profitable, and you can’t be spending unnecessary time in meetings. If you have goals, and you hold your employees accountable, you can be profitable, and you won’t feel like you’re wasting your time.