Why Silent Meetings Are Effective

“Picture this: a room full of senior Square leads, gathered for an important review meeting. Everyone is looking at their computer, in complete silence, interrupted by bursts of clickety clack. 30 minutes later, the conversation starts.”

Most meetings are a colossal waste of time, but the same may not be true for silent meetings.

Quartz examines the rise of silent meetings at companies like Amazon and Square and offers examples of how they can increase productivity, minimize distraction, and (ironically) ensure more voices are heard.

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