Meetings are the hard labor of the modern organization. They are costly, time-consuming, and essential. When meetings are ineffective, they have a profound effect on team productivity. Lacking a shared understanding of the current issues and how the team will address them gets everyone running at cross purposes.
Great article as usual. As you say there are meetings for different purposes.
Sometimes a meeting to build team cohesion needs more of an open agenda that is less of a transactional type meeting. Often I find “efficient” meetings can be cold.
For some people working remotely these seasons can be the only human contact they get in a day so missing the human element can be very costly for an organisation or team.