Regardless of the size and type of your startup, meetings are an important part of any business. Company culture can dictate the frequency of meetings. Some companies schedule a ton of meetings throughout the week, while others choose to have very few.
When determining the frequency and volume of meetings, there is no right or wrong answer. It’s more important to evaluate whether each of your meetings is necessary and whether they are productive. Time spent in a meeting is time away from working on your projects, so you’ll want to ensure the ones you hold are moving your startup forward.
Meetings can bring people and ideas face-to-face and can be an efficient use of your company time. However, you need to set them up in an organized way with clear goals to make this happen.
Creating a meeting agenda, preparing in advance, and inviting key players can lead to a successful meeting. On the other hand, last-minute meetings with the wrong people or too many people can be a waste of time.