CEOs are banning PowerPoint presentations from meetings to improve company culture:
Bad presentations are bad for company culture. And boring the audience is just one aspect of this. People forget the other ones:
- People waste incredible amounts of time editing footnotes in slides, time that could have been spent much better
- Presentations are used to keep subordinates busy and under pressure by requesting zillions of updates to the slide deck by 9AM
- Company management is now mainly suggested slide edits ("cut it to 5 slides') in emails that go up and down the corporate hierarchy
Presentation documents have become the language that corporate management uses to agree on ideas, and it is a pretty inefficient one. It is time for a change. I don't think completely banning visuals in meetings will solve the issue. A better alternative is to ask employees to use a super simple presentation tool to back up their pitch to colleagues and I am working on that.