How much time do you spend in meetings each week? How much of that time is truly productive? Be honest.
According to a Bain & Company study published in Harvard Business Review, meetings account for as much as 15% of an organization’s collective time – a percentage that has increased every year since 2008. I think we can agree that all meetings are not created equal – some are good, but many are a waste of time. According to one study, executives consider 67% of meetings to be unproductive. Can your business really afford to waste that much time and money?
Considering the scope of the problem, improving meeting effectiveness might be the fastest and most significant way to increase organizational productivity. As such, companies should do more to ensure their employees are good at it. It is a practical and valuable skill that should be taught in college.
Considering the scope of the problem, improving meeting effectiveness might be the fastest and most significant way to increase organizational productivity.To get you started on the right track, we put together a fun infographic with seven easy “hacks” to quickly improve meeting effectiveness. Check it out: