In the U.S. there were way less meetings thrn there are in the Netherlands. The meetings that were scheduled, also took way shorter.
One of the reasons was that they didn’t use the Polder Model in the U.S. There also were more experts in schools, who were seen as the people with the knowledge. Whenever there was a meeting on a certain topic, the person who had the most expertise in that area would share their knowledge with the rest of their colleagues.
After a meeting there were a few minutes to ask questions.
When the scheduled time was over, the meeting was done. Colleagues who still had questions were urged to ask them to the experts via mail or in person at a different time.