3 Reasons To Stop Scheduling Morning Meetings

Dated: 11/28/2018

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3 Reasons to Stop Scheduling Morning Meetings


Let’s be honest: Mornings are hard enough without adding a meeting into the mix! Maybe you need a quiet hour with your coffee and your email inbox before you’re ready to spitball with your team, or maybe you’re one of those “eat a frog for breakfast” types who try to knock out your top priority task first thing. No matter what kind of morning person you are, if you don’t do well with morning meetings, you’re not alone. Here are 3 key reasons to reschedule that meeting for later in the day.

We’re less creative in the morning.

One study from Michigan State and Albion College found that people are generally better at brainstorming and problem-solving in the afternoon than they are in the morning. That means that if the goal of the meeting is at all creative, meeting attendees will have an easier time and produce better results if you push that meeting by a few hours.

We lose willpower throughout the day.

Studies have shown that willpower is a finite resource for the human brain — a resource that gets exhausted over the course of the day. That means that if you have to do something difficult, you’ll be able to do it more effectively in the morning. For this reason, it’s better to perform high-priority, unsupervised tasks when your willpower is still fresh, and then go to that meeting (where you have to participate, even if you don’t feel like it!) once your willpower has been drained.

We’re not getting anything done in the afternoon, anyway.

We all know how it feels to be at work at 3:00 pm: We’re tired, our caffeine buzz has worn off, and we’re starting to look longingly at the clock. While a morning meeting might be interrupting some valuable work, an afternoon meeting is more likely to happen during a time when you probably wouldn’t be getting much work done, anyway. Might as well take that afternoon downtime and turn it towards something productive!

Meetings can be highly beneficial when held at the right time, with the right people, and for the right reasons. Next time you want to schedule another morning meeting, ask yourself if you’re going to be doing your team a favor… or interrupting them from doing their best work.

Let’s schedule an afternoon meeting in the near future to discuss any way I can be of assistance to you. And as always, if you or anyone you know is buying or selling a home please reach out! 

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Charles Juarez

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