Meetings are not anyone’s favorite part of corporate life. Ian Altman suggests in his article that sometimes meetings just are not necessary. Altman believes meetings should have a well-defined purpose. Therefore, if you are having a meeting purely for the sake of having it, you probably should have the meeting at all. Some may feel that meetings give them a competitive edge, but it is important to remember that competitors are thinking the same way. Altman gives a few bits of advice as to how to choose between needing and not needing a meeting as well as how to make a meeting run successfully when it is necessary.