BLUFBusiness management principles strongly support meetings as the primary tool to develop, engage, communicate and strategise— due to their frequency and lack of structure, they may be wasting people’s valuable workplace time.
This article by Ali Donaldson, writing for Inc., makes these points about meetings:
- Cutting unnecessary meetings could save businesses an estimated $25,000 per employee each year and improve productivity and morale.
- The research found that:
- Employees spend over a third of their time at work in meetings.
- During a typical week, work calendars are filled with 17.7 meetings.
- These meetings lasted a total of 18 hours.
Recent Runway Posts related to this topic:
- Please Stop Using These Phrases in Meetings – The Runway (airforce.gov.au)
- How to Speak Up in a Meeting and When to Hold Back – The Runway (airforce.gov.au)
References from the Web:
- FEB 2022 Too Many Meetings? How to Avoid This Common Waste of Time – Psychology Today
- MAR 2022 Stop Wasting People’s Time with Meetings – HBR