From slugging it out in Little League to winning on Wall Street, the competitive spirit is central to our identity as human beings. And I think of business as the ultimate competition – the sport many people grow up to play.
It’s that tiny pop-up alert we all dread: another reminder for a productivity-killing, all-staff meeting. Weekly meetings are an energy drain and productivity killer. They’re a waste of money, too. A recent Bain & Company found that a single weekly meeting of mid-level managers was costing one organization $15 million a year. How much are yours costing? (You can estimate the cost of your own all-staff meetings using Harvard Business Review’s Meeting Cost Calculator.)