Meetter is a fundamentally new approach to communication for distributed teams
Meetings as we know them are the product of an environment that assumes workers are in the same physical location and have the same 9 to 5 schedule. Meetter transforms remote meetings to fit a modern distributed work culture.
All your meets at once — no more meetings scattered throughout the day
All-meets is the new daily meeting routine for your team: one (or more, if you must) hours a day dedicated to short, virtual meets with your colleagues. This makes distractions caused by meetings and scheduling a thing of the past, and boosts team productivity.
All your meets scheduled (and rescheduled) automatically
Stop wasting time juggling your calendar. Just tell Meetter what you need to talk about, who you need to talk to, and how long the conversation needs to be (hint: it’s shorter than you think). Meetter does the rest.
Meets don’t compete with work
Finding a time that works for everyone isn’t easy, especially across time zones.
Meetter’s dynamic scheduling algorithm makes meets compete with each other for the limited hours allocated for all your meets. As a result, everyone gets a predictable amount of uninterrupted time to focus on tasks.
Short single-topic meets
With no manual scheduling, you no longer need meetings that cover multiple topics. Every topic becomes its own short and focused meet. As a result the median duration of meets on Meetter is 10 minutes, with many as short as 5 minutes.
You’ll never have to write another meeting agenda (that will end up being ignored) again, just sit back and watch your automated calendar become your personalized agenda.
Traditional multi-topic remote meetings invite multitasking; people don’t focus on discussions that are irrelevant to them. This creates a bad habit of constantly doing something else during meetings — as a result it makes it hard for our brains to focus even when it’s necessary. This causes anxiety, meeting fatigue, and dissatisfaction with synchronous communication.
By eliminating multi-topic meetings, Meetter helps everyone stay engaged and enjoy every meet (really). This level of engagement leads to high levels of meeting productivity and amazing team results.
Flow through meets
A flow state is when your brain is at its peak level of productivity and you experience happiness.
With a clearly separated calendar you are a lot more likely to experience flow during working hours and even during all-meets — making your workday both more satisfying and more productive.
Our users routinely flow through 6+ meets in a single all-meets hour in a stress-free and satisfying experience.
Everyone comes prepared
Forget about meetings with people coming unprepared, or not realizing they needed to prepare. When you create a meet, you can indicate which participants need to prepare and it won’t be scheduled until they do.
If you are familiar with the Silent Start technique from Amazon, this is the same idea, taken further and made asynchronous.
Higher transparency with fewer participants
There is a tendency to over-invite people to meetings to increase transparency and inclusion, but the result is disastrous for both meetings and productivity. With Meetter, meets are transparent by default — recorded and shared in Slack channels with notes (unless users make the meet sensitive). There is no need to invite anyone as a courtesy or ‘just in case’ — they can participate in every discussion asynchronously.
More inclusive team environment
Meetter practically eliminates the role of meeting organizer, and democratizes access to the calendar. The calendar is no longer pre-filled by immovable weekly meetings with their own agendas. With Meetter anyone can schedule a meet with anyone else regardless of job title or organizational status — it just happens and our users love it.
The Maker’s & Manager’s schedule conflict is resolved
Meetter is the first solution to address the fundamental conflict between what Paul Graham calls the maker’s schedule and the manager’s schedule. With Meetter it’s simple: makers accept just a single all-meets a day, and managers can accept two, three or more.
Meetter provides a team meeting experience that’s 10x more efficient than anything that can be accomplished with existing tools.
No need to ask for availability or permission to schedule a meeting
Teams are built on trust, and we trust every individual to do what they think is best. There’s no need for the Accept/Tentative/Decline buttons for every meet. With Meetter, people accept all-meets blocks of time, and meets just happen when someone needs them.
Forget about scheduling conflicts and no-shows
Meetter’s scheduler guarantees no scheduling conflicts so nobody gets double-booked. Since all-meets are at the same time every day, it soon becomes second-nature and nobody forgets.
No more too early or too late meetings
If your team is globally distributed, then the “sweet spot” where the time zones intersect is probably congested and full of the regular, recurring meetings, putting every other meeting at a bad time for someone. Replace them with all-meets, and you will never have to stay up late or wake up early to be able to meet with your colleagues.
Slow down the pace of time
After a month of using Meetter, our users say they accomplish more in a 10 minute meet than they used to in traditional 30-60 minute meetings. That’s a 5x productivity boost!
Meetter also helps everyone to be punctual. Instant transitions from one meet to another helps meets start on time, and hard stop indicators and timers help meets end on time. Showing who’s already waiting in the next meet creates positive peer pressure to be on time.
Required attendees are really required, and optional attendees are really optional
With traditional meetings, required vs optional attendees is a distinction that very few people understand, and many ignore. With Meetter, Meets are scheduled only during all-meets when required participants have already confirmed availability. Optional attendees are clearly indicated, and only invited when they have no other meets to attend.
Integrated note taking
Our users love that Meetter encourages everyone to capture notes and action items by making the collaborative document a central piece of the meeting experience — right where it belongs. Notes are stored on Meetter and posted on Slack.
Every recording is also automatically transcribed.
Recordings that people actually watch
Traditional meetings are long, and often recorded but rarely watched. Most recordings on Meetter are between 5 and 15 minutes of very engaged discussion. 40% of Meetter users watch at least one recording a week — something that just doesn’t happen with traditional remote meeting recordings.
No meeting is lost with Meetter
No need to invite people to listen in just so they can be in the loop, and no need to schedule another meeting just to propagate knowledge. Meetter shares the recording and voice transcription with everyone on the Slack channel so the content can be easily accessed by anyone who needs it.
Meets are searchable
Now everyone can search previous meets before scheduling a new one. You can search for a meet title, notes, or transcription, and filter by participants.
Random small talks to boost morale and innovation
One of the things we miss out on working from home is the random, informal, (yet sometimes productive and inspirational) social interactions with colleagues. Meetter uses gaps between meets to schedule random “small talk” sessions with colleagues to socially bond and boost innovation.
Optimize meetings at organization scale
Meetings are a common bottleneck in large organizations. Meetter eliminates many factors that lead to bottlenecks and gives you tools to analyze meets backlog, waiting time report, and network charts.