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Want shorter meetings? Stand up for standing!

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Life is too short to spend even one extra minute in a meeting. Endear yourself to colleagues by championing stand-up meetings.

According to University of Missouri researchers, meetings in which the participants stand are 34% shorter than sit-down meetings—and the results are just as good.

An experiment pitted standees against sitters in a problem-solving exercise. The two groups achieved almost identical results, but those who stood wrapped it up much faster.

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