Even people who are involved in worker coops tend to dread meetings. Why is this? A lot of the reason is the inefficient use of group time. In this 45-minute talk by a sociocracy expert, he covers the most common time wasters. The first is about the agenda – making them too long for the allotted amount of time and not projecting ahead of time how long each item might take. The second is the lack of clarity of purpose. Third is the size of the group – some groups are too large for certain purposes. Lastly, there is lack of clarity about who is playing what role and whether the role is defined precisely. Whether or not you work in a coop, these tips can facilitate better meetings.