When a meaningful briefing is used at the start of each list (ie, with all team members present and each case covered), and becomes the habit of how people work, it takes less and less time. In fact, it can save time because teams are better prepared to work together.
By doing a briefing and sharing information proactively at the start of the list, delays can be prevented from things such as missing equipment or unexpected positioning. Briefings create a shared understanding of how the list should progress and full team engagement, both of which make the list run better even where there wouldn’t have been delays. Therefore, briefings are valuable for complex and non-complex cases and lists alike.