In Real Estate people love to have face to face meetings to ‘hash’ stuff out. My thought process is that 90% of all meetings are a waste of my time. Taking that then, over the past few years I have always asked if we can wait to meet until the next week, saying that I am all ‘booked up’ this week. When the next week rolls around I would just ask if we still need to meet and most of the time people seem to have figured out, or forgotten about, the problem that they wanted to talk to me about.
Saving me a ton of time.
Mike Monteiro though nails the real problem on the head (in what may be one of the most quoted segments of the day):
In my experience, most people don’t schedule their work. They schedule the interruptions that prevent their work from happening. In the case of a business like ours, what clients pay us to make and do happens in the cracks between meetings, or worse, after business hours.