07 Oct '13, 3pm
Meetings at Pivotal Labs: Laptops Not Invited by @Tamireiss
At Pivotal Labs we have a basic policy for meetings, No Laptops Allowed. At first this seemed harsh to me, and for business- inefficient. Within my first three weeks though, I’ve been converted. I’ve learned that the benefits of this rule are felt by team members and clients alike. We all know that the multi-function, connected devices we love are distracting. Personally, I hate missing something important someone said during a meeting because I was reading an email or researching what I thought was a crucial factoid. Would that have happened if I didn’t have my laptop or smartphone out? It seems the easiest way to avoid this feeling and encourage 100% engagement is to remove distractions. Few things can draw someone’s attention away as quickly as their email or the internet. During meetings, it is important that everyone stays engaged. That way, everyone can share their p...