How can you tell if you’re organized properly?  According to Peter Drucker’s The Effective Executive, meeting palooza can be an indication of deficient organization.  Ok.  "Meeting Palooza" is my term, not his.  But he does say that, "Meetings are by definition a concession to deficient organization.  For one either meets or works.  One cannot do both at the same time."

Drucker was known for his insights.  This is a big one.  Obvious, yes.  But easier to recognize than act on.  My goal: to do only those meetings that can have an action step and then to enforce the action step.

Out. 

Symptoms of Deficient Organization