So you know those big huge meetings at the office where 80 people show up? Shopify just cancelled all recurring meetings with more than 3 people. Across the company. It’s an interesting concept, and perhaps it’ll make people think twice about those super meetings. They are also announcing meeting-free Wednesdays, and other tools to get people focused. It goes to something else that I believe in… think about who is on your email, your meeting invite, your coomunication at the office, and make sure they have to be in the mix. Big long drawn out meetings may be fun to play Candy Crush, but they don’t further the company’s interests.
The e-commerce company is pushing back on some 70,000 hours of employee meetings — and encouraging them not to reschedule.