Editor’s note: This post is part of a seven-part series originally published on Google Ventures’ site, Design Staff. At Google Ventures, we do product design work with startups all the time.
You know when a meeting turns into a complete waste of time? Maybe you’re trying to come up with ideas, or make a decision. Before anyone realizes it, the meeting starts to suck. Meetings want to suck. Two of their favorite suckiness tactics are group brainstorming and group negotiation.