Think about the last meeting you had. Was it productive? Did you feel like a vital part of the proceedings? Did you take away anything valuable or actionable after it was over? I’d be willing to bet you answered ‘no’ to at least one of those questions.
Meetings have earned a bad rap because many of them are a waste of time. A survey of 500 office workers by officebroker.com found that UK employees spend around 16 hours per week in meetings, and 25 percent of that time (about 4 hours) is wasted. So how can we change that? (more…)