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How to hold better, shorter meetings

November 12, 2021

To video or not to video? While the camera can be intrusive, it also forces us to at least look like we’re paying attention, and that makes meetings go faster, noted Livestorm’s Bertaux. At his company, participants are asked to keep cameras on and mute devices to minimize distractions.

Matt Harney, CTO at Vyond, estimates that reading email and catching up on texts during a meeting can make people 40% less productive. Tempting as it is to let your attention stray, don’t do it, he said.