I still think, for the most part, our meetings (the deal call in particular) are pretty wasteful.
Don’t get me wrong, I love talking with the team, but I think it would be better for everyone if the discussion was operating at a higher level.
Currently, the majority of meeting time is “chit-chat” about deals on the table. Problem-solving and/or strategic thinking is almost totally absent.
Now, there is value in “network updates” (a.k.a. chit-chat), but I contend that bringing everyone together for 30min+ is not the best way to disseminate that information.
I personally think written updates would be preferable. Why?