Best Practices

The 4-Hour Meeting Week

Do you know what I love more than meetings? Progress. Getting stuff done. Here's how we do that in a remote-first org.

My first day at work at Hugo was a breeze until my boss Josh told me about our 10% rule.

"This week you're ramping up, so we have a lot of meetings," he said. I still wasn't accustomed to his Australian accent. To my ears, Josh is Chris Hemsworth's vocal doppelganger. "After this though, block off no more than four hours in a 40-hour week for internal meetings. This is how we move fast."

If your CEO told you (in Thor's voice no less) to keep your meetings under four hours a week, what would you do? Are you peeking at your calendar saying, “But I have four hours of meetings TODAY?”