so you can stop wasting so much time in them
By: Lynda McNutt Foster
In a study by Atlassian they found:
- Only 53% of scheduled meeting time is actually spent on agenda items
- 73% did other work (like returning emails) during meetings
- 47% asserted meetings were the #1 time waster at the office
- $37 billion is the salary cost of unnecessary meetings for US business
Yep, meetings alone can waste a lot of time that you could be spending more productively at work. Think about it, removing just 1, one-hour meeting a week, could save you 50 hours in a year! That’s a whole work week and that is only removing one meeting that doesn’t move the ball down the field.
The University of Minnesota conducted research by psychologist Kathleen Vohs found that we have a finite amount of “executive” resources, or cognitive ability, to process information and decisions. Vohs found that those are rapidly depleted in meetings. Too many meetings literally drain our brain.
CEO’s are the hardest hit with almost 40% of their workweek in meetings.
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