The law of inverse agenda length

After my most recent series of meetings, I've coined a new term: The Law of Inverse Agenda Length.  The shorter the agenda, the longer the meeting. It's probably not original with me, but I'll let others Google it. My theory is that when people are faced with a long agenda, they hurry through things since they know what's left. With a short agenda, people feel more free to comment and vent.

On the other hand, longer agendas don't necessarily mean shorter meetings. But it happens.  You go in expecting a longer meeting so it doesn't seem as long. Relatively speaking.


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