One way to make meetings quick is to hold them standing up.
Think about those weekly meetings that can last 30 minutes, and consist of lots of reports. They do not leave time for quick, tactical conversations. A way to enhance, yet shorten those meetings, is to allow 10 minutes a couple times per week (or even daily) for a meeting in a place where everyone stands.
Here’s the agenda:
-Is there anything I need to know?
-Is there anything overwhelming you?
-Any surprises in the last day?
-Any 10-second updates or announcements?
-Keep up the good work.
Even though you allow 10 minutes, you may find that this meeting lasts just 3-5 minutes, and fills everyone with urgency and/or energy.
Try one next week and see how it goes.