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Keep Your Meetings Short and On Task by Standing Up

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Keep Your Meetings Short and On Task by Standing Up

Meetings are the worst. They drag on forever, go off-topic, and keep you from doing more important things. Businessman Lin Wu says you can make your meetings a lot better by forcing everyone to stand.

If you don't sit down, you get things done quickly:

"At most corporate meetings, people sit down with coffee and food and fall asleep," says Wu. "It's unbelievable how much time is wasted. So whenever I was in the middle of a big project, I would call a critical-issues meeting every day with my key people. But here's the trick: I'd schedule that meeting for around 5 p.m., when everyone was tired and ready to go home, and I wouldn't allow anyone to sit down. I never had a meeting last more than an hour. Most lasted 20 to 30 minutes. It kept everyone focused and effective."

People may scoff at the idea, but once they realize they're back at their desk 20 minutes later, they're sure to be thankful. Hit the link for more management tips from prominent businessmen from Men's Health.

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