9 brilliant business ideas for 2019

A 25-minute meeting provides the ideal length of time to achieve results without impacting productivity.

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Disruption calls for innovative thinking. Here are nine brilliant business ideas to get you started in the new year.

By Mark Phillips

1. Meetings: Halve the time, double the impact

Time spent in meetings is one of the biggest bugbears in the modern workplace, but according to speaker, mentor and author of The 25 Minute Meeting Donna McGeorge, who has led organisational change at companies such as Ford and Deloitte, it is possible to cut meetings to 25 minutes. To do so:

  • Identify your purpose
  • Be prepared before the meeting
  • Figure out who to invite
  • Be on time
  • Make meetings a device-free zone
  • Change the meeting format.

“You can cut an hour-long meeting by up to 35 per cent just by standing up [because] there’s no boss at the head of the table,” McGeorge says.