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As a leader, I have never been a fan of update meetings and they are even more problematic in a virtual environment where everyone already has Zoom fatigue and not enough hours in the day.

Everybody has sat through one of these update meetings; a group of key managers gathers to be walked through a PowerPoint deck or summary report with the presenter giving you an update on the performance of the company, initiative department, etc.

Rather than using the collective brainpower of the group, the meeting is often a one-way conversation and doesn’t require the effort and opportunity cost for everyone to be in the same place at the same time.