“Nothing productive happens in a meeting,” cautioned Ted Deeley, a retired executive vice president of a Fortune 500 company. “So many times it seems we have meetings just so people can hear themselves talk.”
Ted’s perspective may not be far off the mark. Business solutions company Atlassian reported most employees attend 62 meetings monthly, with half the meetings considered time wasted. For an hour meeting, this means 31 hours spent in unproductive meetings each month!