There are many fads and mania that infect our business. A relatively new one, to me anyway, is that you shouldn't hold a meeting without sending out to the attendees an "agenda."
I just ran into someone who holds a regularly scheduled meeting that was slated to begin in two minutes. I've gone to a couple dozen of these meetings. I've yet to derive any value from them.
"Are we having our meeting," I ask.
"Oh, shit, I haven't sent out an agenda" she replied.
As Richard Nixon used to say, let me say this about that.
A meeting should be held when you've got something to actually say or do that necessitates bringing people together.
Not just because you have an agenda.
An agenda doesn't validate a meeting.
A purpose does.
And by the way, I have an agenda too.
Go to fewer meetings.