I am mainly posting this so that I can find it later. I will be department chair in a couple of years, and I could be a committee chair sooner than that. I would like to remember this general philosophy.
I don’t want to go to the extremes that this paper does. For instance, “Meet only to support a decision that has already been made; do not use the meetings to make decisions” seems like a bad idea when the department is deciding whom to hire for a tenure-track job. However, I have found that many of my meetings could be replaced be electronic communication.