Meetings

Tandem's general philosophy and policy around meetings closely mirrors that of Basecamp. This ethos can be summed up in the opening paragraph of their blog post titled Meetings are Toxic:

Meetings are one of the worst kinds of workplace interruptions. They’re held too frequently, run too long, and involve more people than necessary.

At Tandem, we keep meetings to a minimum, encourage brevity, and strongly prefer concise agendas.

The following is a non-exhaustive list of principles we follow about meetings:

  • Meetings are limited as much as possible
  • Meetings are usually a waste of time
  • Meetings should be short and targeted
  • Meetings should be ad-hoc (scheduled as needed, not standing)
  • Meetings should have an agenda
  • Schedule meetings with flow in mind (batch them, don't sprinkle throughout day)
  • Meetings should have defined goals/outcomes (see agenda above)
  • only invite people who need to be there

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