Pesky Italian Meetings HOWTO

I will admit it right now: I like to small talk, even at work.

Italian meetings are time-stealer nightmares.

So I have developed three simple rules, for my remote work:

  • Pretend and provide a meeting Agenda or at least a meaningful subject
  • Space out meeting with at least 15 minutes between them, to be able to prepare them
  • Try to be very time boxed, and alert when 15 minutes remaining (for Italian guys, 30 minutes :)
    If you present, be very clear and ask confirmation, because guys sometimes does not listen to you or play with web browser.
    Speak slowly if needed.


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