Imagine a company spending 300,000 hours a year in pointless meetings. This shocking figure comes from a 2018 study on a large company’s executive meetings: most of those hours eventually proved to be wasted time.
Honestly, this comes as no surprise: meetings have been long identified as one of the biggest office time wasters, as well as one of the most dreaded activities by employees. Businesses have so much on their plates that the idea of spending time stuck in a conference room seem pointless.
Meetings aren’t inherently bad, though: they’re just usually badly managed. Here’s an easy-to-follow guide for making sure your time is productively used, with tips to follow before, during and after the meeting.