Remember the story of a great CEO who cut down the meeting time in his company by 75% with a simple 4Q magic?
For 15 years, this CEO spent more than half of his work time in meetings and discussions. Every night he would be utterly exhausted. Until one day, he adopted a simple 4Q rule: whoever wanted to present a problem must first prepare and answer 4 questions in writing.
- Q1. What is the problem?
- Q2. What is the cause of the problem?
- Q3. What are all possible solutions of the problems?
- Q4. What solution do you suggest?
Suddenly everyone seemed to be able to find solutions themselves and 75% of the meetings disappeared. This week, let’s try out the 4Qs for our meetings.