Start-up Thinking

Start-ups often think they are inventing something new - kind of like teenagers. Latest case in point: new management styles and jargon. Encapsulated in "we do organization without organization" or "we have no managers" manifestos. They can be bowled over by a new way to run a meeting - anything with an acronym is especially compelling. Why? Because most start-up founders and many of their employees have never been around great management or frankly, a well run meeting.

You don't need jargon or need to adopt a whole new organizational paradigm to figure out meetings and eliminate their problems.

All you need to do is learn how to communicate effectively. Unfortunately, there isn't a fancy fun term or a program you can license for it. Worse, it requires a lot of self-awareness. Which requires hard, ongoing work.

Kind of makes boring meetings seem worth it.