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Big, Theatrical Meetings Are a Waste of Time


Most organizations spend enormous amounts of time and effort on business review meetings. Some of these cover key projects, others top-line sales, and still others on overall company or unit performance. In all cases, the purpose is to create a dialogue between senior executives and operating managers about how the business or project is doing versus its strategic objectives, where gaps might exist, and what’s needed to close those gaps.
When done well, business reviews are powerful tools. Without them, initiatives can go off track, projects that should be killed continue taking up resources, poor performance goes unnoticed and …

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