“I was in meetings all day, I didn’t get anything done.” How often have you heard or said that? The first thing we need to do is shift that way of thinking. Meetings that are called for the right reason and managed in the right way (both of which we will talk about later) are not an intrusion on your productivity; they are the vehicle for your productivity. This is especially true in a matrix role—meetings are the way different sides of the matrix come together. Without them the matrix fragments.