Home / Lifestyle / E-commerce giant cancels 76,500 hours of meetings in new year
E-commerce giant cancels 76,500 hours of meetings in new year
6th January 2023
Why Americans are not willing to work despite the US’s red-hot job market
FOX Business’ Jeff Flock on the Labor Departments’ report revealing the U.S. currently has a record high number of jobs on ‘Mornings with Maria.’
E-commerce giant Shopify is kicking off the new year by wiping out more than 76,500 hours of meetings from employee calendars in 2023.
"We’re starting the year fresh with some useful subtraction; freeing ourselves from an absurd amount of meeting time, and unlocking an incredible amount of maker time," Shopify Chief Operating Officer Kaz Nejatian said in an internal letter sent to employees and obtained by FOX Business.
The company axed all Wednesday meetings and any recurring meetings with three or more people as well as any meeting with at least 50 people outside of Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in order to help staff get more work done.
TECH INDUSTRY LAYOFFS UNFOLDING AT FASTER RATE THAN AT ANY TIME DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC: REPORT
A Shopify spokesperson told FOX Business that this isn't just about the number of meetings.
"It's also clearing bigger chunks of meeting free time," the spokesperson said. "For example, someone might have three or four 30-min meetings in a morning, but if the space in between any of them is less than an hour, then each of those small gaps is near impossible to get actual work done."