My team at work is trying something new this week where no one has any meetings for the entire week. I’m sure there are some exceptions but everyone was told to cancel meetings this week if you were the organizer and that you should decline any meeting request that falls on this week.
I had Monday off, but so far this no meeting week has been great. I often get interrupted by meetings because it’s not practical to work right up to the last minute before the meetings. Often, you have to prepare for the meeting, so that would require going over notes and such. Then after the meeting, you have to remember what you were working on, and it takes a while to get back to where you were before the meeting.
I’m looking to be super productive this week. I hope they repeat this experiment more often.