We have all been there! Go to a meeting with the intention of getting something productive done, cross off some “to do” items on that list, leave at a particular time…right, wrong! For all of the best intentions, how productive are meetings? Not very as it happens. Generally they start late, the agenda becomes another list entirely and at the end of it all, what can be said, next time, we will be more productive. Google tells me that an incredible 67% of meetings are unproductive. That’s a lot of time that could be spent doing far more productive work than sitting in a meeting room, debating another point entirely than the one that should be discussed.
What’s the answer then?