Despite studies showing that meetings are a colossal waste of time, they remain common. Here’s how to collaborate while cutting back on meetings.
Have you been wondering how to get more work out of your staff? There’s one easy way: Stop having meetings. Unnecessary meetings cost the U.S. economy $37 billion a year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics once estimated.
As Copyblogger’s Sonia Simone recently commented, “When multiple times a month, I get an auto-reply saying ‘I’m in an all-day meeting,’ your company is broken.”
Nobody loves to go to meetings, except maybe deadwood employees who’re looking for a way to avoid their tasks. The basic fact is that while workers are in meetings, they are not accomplishing their work.
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