The Best Way to Make Your Meetings More Productive? Don't Try to Make Them More Productive! Instead, focus on purpose, people--and experiments. Oh no, you might be thinking, another article about how to make meetings more productive. And then...back at work: another unproductive meeting. How can it be that despite our best intentions and a swath of literature offering helpful advice, our meeting culture hasn't changed--and most of our meetings still suck?