Meeting Math for Project Managers

One meeting does not impact your day (unless the meeting is over 4 hours in which case, see "four or more."). You will still manage to get things done.

Two meetings in a day is adding to your to-do list, but you will still come out the day ahead of where you started.

Three meetings in a day and you are treading water. Hopefully in the course of the meetings you are able to accomplish some things, delegate some others. However, your to-do list will stay just as long as it was.

Four or more meetings in a day and you are actively loosing ground. Your to-do list is growing, the number of emails to reply to, presentations to do, reports to write, work to review/approve, other meetings to set up, missed calls to return is actively and aggressively growing.

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