Let’s imagine you’re about to hold a meeting
to make an important decision.
And you are in a hurry.
Is it better to hold the meeting standing up or sitting down?
Researchers from University of Missouri asked groups of people
to imagine that they’d crashed on the moon,
and then only a few pieces of equipment had survived the crash.
The groups were asked to identify
which bits of equipment were most important,
and their decisions were compared to the correct answers supplied by NASA.
Some of groups held their meeting standing up,
and the others held them sitting down.
sit-down meeting lasted 34% longer,
but two types of meeting produced the same number of correct decisions.
And so next time you need to hold a meeting in order to make an important decision,
you can save time by simply standing up.