Meeting Rhythm I Recommend

In Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, Verne Harnish outlines a meeting rhythm that growth companies can follow to make sure information, ideas and problem solving flows quickly and accurately throughout the organization.  Here’s my quick summary of the full rhythm:

  • Daily Huddle (7-12 minutes) — Synchronization
  • Weekly Meeting (45-75 minutes) — Collective intelligence on the quarterly priorities (rocks)
  • Monthly Meeting (2-4 hours) — Learning, passing on the DNA, often includes middle management
  • Quarterly Planning Offsite (1-2 days) — Looking back 90 days and forward 90 days, in the context of the annual plan
  • Annual Planning Offsite (2-3 days) — Looking back one year and forward 3-5 years, one year, and 90 days, in the context of our strategy

If this feels like too much, see Too busy to plan?

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