July 10, 2022•128 words
I like the concept of 25-minute and 50-minute meeting times; it gives people time between meetings to reset and take care of personal business. These times are great when the attendees know the subject matter well and can produce clear outcomes at the end.
However, when the meeting topic is exploratory, like planning, proposals, troubleshooting, or anything that benefits from focused thought beforehand, a 45-minute meeting is ideal.
The 45-minute meeting runs differently. The collective chat doesn't start until the 16th minute. The first 15-minutes is dedicated time for the individuals to prepare for the meeting.
With this meeting style, the invitation must have a well-defined subject and clear goals. I think this should be in all meeting invitations but is a prerequisite for the 15-minute focus time.