How to do Meetings
a) have 1 or 2 agenda items
b) make sure the relevant parties are present and only the relevant parties
c) make sure there's actions at the end of it.
d) set a maximum time of 30 minutes, preferably 15. If it takes longer than 30, you probably need to go away, get information and have another meeting
e) do everything possible to avoid a meeting. this should come after you've exhausted email and just need to get people in a room.
f) "team meetings" are a colossal waste of time. If you need to tell people something, send an email around.