January 4, 2023

Shopify is doubling down on useless meetings. I welcome that - there are multiple factors that lead to meetings with too many people:

  • Lack of clarity about who needs to be involved, so people invite more, just to be sure
  • Fear of missing out, so people join meetings just in case
  • Lack of clarity about what is going on in a meeting, so people join meetings just to find out in the middle that they can neither contribute nor learn
  • And, of course, Meetings that should have been emails.