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We are all spending too much time in meetings and on calls. A recent survey by Korn Ferry stated that more than 67% of respondents said they spend too much time in meetings and on calls. This negatively impacts work, productivity and life balance.
Meetings are needed to monitor plans, make decisions, re-energize a project, increase a sense of shared purpose, share information, gather feedback, etc.
However, many meetings are a place where time is wasted, decisions are discussed but not made, the loudest voice wins and tangents are taken. They can end up costing the organization thousands of dollars in lost time and productivity.
So if some meetings are useful and others aren’t, how do you decide to hold a meeting?
Before you call a meeting:
You might even consider bringing in an external facilitator.
Meetings are often how work gets done in organizations. However, make sure you hold effective meetings or time is wasted and nothing gets done.
If you need a facilitator or want to talk about designing effective meetings: Valerie.MacLeod@HainesCentre.com
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