How to keep meetings short? Stand-up meetings are ideal for you
In the corporate world, "team" meetings leave a bad taste in most people's mouths' as being unnecessarily long, drawn out and ultimately of little value. Stand-up meetings are short and informative. They unify the team, they are cheap and very focused.
So, how to conduct stand-up meetings and what are their patterns - you can find all the answers in Martin Fowler's article