Here are some stats that will shock you:
The average American employee attends 62 meetings per month, half of which are described by those same workers as a “total waste of time.”
That translates into 31 hours per month, per employee of unproductive time.
In addition, 45% of those polled felt “overwhelmed” by the number of required meetings, 73% said they do other work and don’t really pay attention, and 47% complained that unnecessary meetings were the #1 time waster at work.
So the question quickly becomes… Are you part of the problem? Or are you part of the solution?
Does that meeting have to happen?
Who really needs to be there?
Can we make it shorter?
Can we plan it better so that the time is valuable?
Answer these kinds of questions, and you will begin being part of the solution.
Good luck, and have a great day.
(Sources: Meetings in America • Verizon Business; State of Meetings Today • EffectiveMeetings)
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