25 million meetings take place in corporate America every day. Over 6.5 billion meetings per year! Is it any wonder that, 47% of employees cite too many meetings as a waste of productivity? Even more frightening is the fact that the average employee wastes 2 hours and 39 minutes in meetings each week. With September 2014 employment standing at 119.8 million full-time workers, that amounts to over 16.5 billion hours of wasted productivity each year.
While these are jarring statistics, project managers and leaders can help cut down on the wasted time in meetings. All it requires is a little expert planning.
Before you open Outlook to schedule your next meeting, ask yourself the following questions: