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If You Cancel a Meeting With the Boss At This Company, Something Odd Happens It's not what you think.

By Sarah Kellogg Neff Edited by Frances Dodds

Key Takeaways

  • How to improve company culture.
  • Meetings are here to serve us. We're not here to serve them.

This story appears in the September 2023 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »


At the company I lead, anyone can opt out of any meeting, at any time, for any reason — even if it's with me. Zero judgment. Zero repercussions.

The way I see it, meetings are more than just gatherings of people; they are structures to build healthy respect for people's time and talents. I want those ideals to be core to my company.

Also, let's face it: Most meetings suck.

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