It sounds so simple. But, I was just discussing scaling up meeting rhythms with one of my colleagues, and she told me that it took her last company three years to get into the right meeting cadence that actually accelerated their team's progress! They learned through a lot of trial and error (and probably a lot of wasted time in meetings that were unnecessary and some productive time lost catching up in hallway conversations when a meeting was needed but didn't happen).
So, what's the secret to setting up the right meeting cadence to maximize productive time planning, learning, and solving problems with the team without sacrificing too much of the time that everyone needs to actually get the work done?
By observing hundreds of patterns over the years in the clients we coach, our team of expert coaches recommends these meeting rhythms: