Our weekly roundup of workplace news from around the web.
Ever sat in a meeting that dragged on too long? Ha! WSJsuspects the problem may be overcrowding: “Managers often ask too many people to meetings for the wrong reasons, creating oversize groups that make it hard to work together. Inviting too few people can waste participants’ time, too. Smart managers identify the meeting’s purpose and adjust the size accordingly.” If you’re the type that makes resolutions for the new year, we heartily endorse this one for 2017.
NYT resurfaced an oldie but a goodie this week about the benefits of taking more breaks while you work. Another great piece of advice on the cusp of a fresh start. Here’s to smarter meetings, more breaks, and being thoughtful about whether or not you go shoeless at work in 2017!