An hour-long meeting is expensive in terms of time and wages. An hour-long video meeting can be draining. Either way, hour-long meetings often leave attendees no time before their next meeting starts.
Step outside the hour-long meeting default. Hold 15- and 30-minute meetings whenever possible. Start meetings at odd times, e.g., 10:14. It keeps people on their toes and avoids any on-the-hour videoconference bandwidth surge. If you do have an hour-long meeting, strive to finish 10 minutes early so everyone has time to jot notes, take a bio break, and scan inboxes for fires before the next meeting starts.
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