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?