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Steve Jobs called this part of the working day a waste of time: it is abused today

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Apr3,2024

Steve Jobs called this part of the working day a waste of time: it is abused today

Jobs believed that meetings are a waste of time/rawpixel.com

Long-hour conferences and useless meetings become a problem for many employees who feel that these meetings do not bring results. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs also understood this.

In his approach to work meetings, Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple, tried to avoid wasted time, preferring short and focused meetings, writes GQ.

Steve Jobs believed that most work meetings are a waste of timeand interfere with productive work. In 1986, he noted in a memo to his employees that meetings could be an obstacle to individual and creative work. Instead, he favored short meetings with a clear purpose and specific goals.

This approach was aimed at avoiding “demon distraction” and wasted effort.Jobs believed that long meetings break the momentum of work and suppress creativity. He also believed that employees need time for quiet and individual work.

Steve Jobs called this part of the working day a waste of time: it is abused today

Jobs considered meetings a waste of time/Photo by master1305

Research , conducted by Harvard Business School in 2017, confirmed that the majority of managers consider meetings to be unproductive and ineffective. 71% of respondents believed that meetings interfere with their work and 64% noted that these meetings prevent deep thinking .

Steve Jobs' approach to work meetings remains relevant today, especially in connection with the growing negative perception of meetings among employees. Futile meetings can divert attention from real tasks and reduce team productivity. Optimizing work meetings can help save time and efficiently use company resources.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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