Session: Managing Meetings Effectively for Better Balance
Did you know that a huge population of tech-workers spend anywhere between 35% to 50% of the workdays in meetings? What is even more astonishing is that it could cost companies billions of dollars annually in terms of company time, if these meetings are not effective. Additionally, poorly conducted meetings over time, affect productivity and lead to work related stress and burnout. The issue is not in the number of meetings, but in the quality of the meetings. In this quick lightening session, I would like to share some strategies to make the most of the meetings. I hope to share 3 key take-aways in this talk:
- 1. Checklist to determine if a meeting is necessary
- 2. Understanding of different types of meetings and how to prepare for each kind
- 3. Effective strategies to make meetings fun and engaging
Ramya Prabhakar is a Principal Product Manager at Nutanix leading the launch of core data and storage services to cloud native applications as part of the Core Acropolis Operating Systems group. She has more than a decade of experience in building and launching B2B enterprise storage products, in companies like Netapp, EMC and Box. She has a doctorate in Computer Science from Pennsylvania State University. She is currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area.