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How To Delight Your Teams With No Meetings Days And Summer Hours
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Val Wright -- Global Leadership and Innovation Expert Val Wright -- Global Leadership and Innovation Expert
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Dateline: Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday, May 18, 2021

 

Does your company have summer hours? - What about No Meetings days?

When I worked at Land Rover’s British manufacturing plant, the benefit of summer hours had been negotiated by the labor unions many years before. It meant the work week finished at noon every Friday throughout the summer.  Those Friday afternoons were treasured by thousands of employees who got to enjoy the delights of a British extended weekend each summer. 

Why not introduce it in your company this summer?

Wondering how you will find the time to do that without a drop in productivity?

Here’s how:

I’ve guided hundreds of companies to introduce No Meetings days through my consulting work and in my books. This simple idea is needed right now in so many companies as research shows that burnout is increasing, Zoom/Teams Fatigue is real, and working from home actually means Working Endlessly at Home. 

It really is simple:

  1. Pick a day of the week and declare it as a No Meetings day.

  2. Give a couple of weeks notice to allow everyone to review and adjust their meeting cadence.

  3. Question the value and return on investment of every meeting you currently attend and use this time to reset meetings to become more meaningful.

The time saved will allow everyone to actually do some work vs attending meetings to talk about doing the work. This will make a dramatic impact on your productivity and your teams ability to get things done, have time to think and create, and enjoy the summer ahead. 

I’d love to hear if you do this already or if you plan to. 

Dedicated to growing your business,

Val

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  Val Wright is a recognized leadership and organization expert. Working with Xbox, Microsoft, Amazon and LinkedIn, she has spent the last 20 years partnering with executives to accelerate growth and gain market superiority across the the games, technology, retail and e-commerce industries.

She is know for telling leaders what they need to hear, not what they want to hear. Leaders seek her out when they need to accelerate their business results, build organizations, develop leaders and create world-class people strategies. Val is a dynamic speaker who will provoke, inspire and provide immediate value to your audience. She has been quoted in Fast Company, E-commerce times, Yahoo.com, Aol.com, usnews.com, NJ.com, TheNetworkJournal.com and TechNerwsWorld.com.

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