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Meetings Take a Beating in Move to Boost Productivity

by Alicia Leonard | Oct 11, 2012

October 11, 2012

Forget face time, meetings and spending your nights and weekends in the office. There’s a growing movement to dump the stereotypical signs that you’re working hard in favor of actually working hard – and getting stuff done.

“The majority of companies believe you have to be there from 9 to 6 or 8 to 5,” said Bob Pozen, a senior lecturer at Harvard Business School and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. “But it really doesn’t make sense to say a person who is in the office 40 hours a week is more productive than someone who is in the office 20 hours.”

Pozen may well be the poster child for the movement. He’s the author of a new book called “Extreme Productivity” that offers the logical – but in some ways radical – argument that companies should measure success by results rather than time spent at the office. More

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