Making small tweaks to our meetings — even changing the seating! — can actually help set the stage for bigger shifts in our communities and companies, says social psychologist Dolly Chugh.

Can you optimize a company for calm, not chaos? That’s what entrepreneurs Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson decided to do after they founded Basecamp. Here are 4 strategies they use to minimize distraction and maximize quality work time.

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You get invited to a meeting by a person you don’t really know, about a project you’ve barely heard of, and you’re not sure why. ‘Click.’ You accept anyway. Find out just how much time this simple act wastes.