When is your next meeting? Tomorrow? This afternoon? Or are you already late for your next meeting? We spend a lot of time in work meetings and they don't seem to make us very happy. So here's a simple tip you can try very easily: Open your next meeting with a round where each person shares … Continue Reading ››
Psychological experiments can be very devious, and this one was certainly no exception. The focus was meetings and the format was simple: Groups of people were asked to discuss and reach consensus on a contentious topic. Here's the devious bit: Unbeknownst to the other participants one member of … Continue Reading ››
Just got this awesome message on LinkedIn:
Hi Alexander, I have been reading your work for a few days now, and I cannot get enough. We have 4 analysts on our team, who touch many if not all groups in our company, and the insight you provide in your articles is invaluable. Our role often means our view … Continue Reading ››
This awesome UFO is parked in the courtyard of the Zappos.com HQ in Las Vegas and can be used for meetings. I love that kind of thing.
In December we did a tour of some of the happiest workplaces in the US to see what ideas we could steal borrow from them. Above is an interview I did with Richard Sheridan, the founder and Chief Storyteller of Menlo Innovations in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In this brief … Continue Reading ››
We are extremely proud to be able to announce our newest product, which is called Much Better Meetings. Basically, meetings often suck and make people unhappy at work. I talked to a friend today who says he has a doctor's note to the effect … Continue Reading ››
Here’s my theory about meetings and life; the three things you can’t fake are erections, competence and creativity. That’s why meetings become toxic—they put uncreative people in a situation in which they have … Continue Reading ››