Stop the Meeting Madness
Many executives feel overwhelmed by meetings, and no wonder: On average, they spend nearly 23 hours a week in them, up from less than 10 hours in the 1960s. What’s more, the meetings are often poorly timed, badly run, or both. The authors have found that real improvement requires systemic change, not discrete fixes. They describe a five-step process for that’s long with the diagnostic work you’ll need to do in advance.
We surveyed 182 senior managers in a range of industries: 65% said meetings keep them from completing their own work. 71% said meetings are unproductive and inefficient. 64% said meetings come at the expense of deep thinking. 62% said meetings miss opportunities to bring the team closer together.Stop the Meeting Madness How to free up time for meaningful work by Leslie A. Perlow,Constance Noonan Hadley, and Eunice Eun From the Magazine (July–August 2017)
Read more at: https://hbr.org/2017/07/stop-the-meeting-madness