Meetings. The word is enough to strike fear into the hearts of most employees. It evokes wasted time, wasted money, and, above all, wasted energy. They're slow, pointless, and most of them could be accomplished via email, right?
Meetings don't have to be a soul-sucking time waste. If you structure your meetings with an eye toward efficiency, they can not only be faster, but tremendously helpful in creating and maintaining momentum.