If you attend a lot of meetings throughout the year you are not alone. You are most certainly not alone!
In the United States alone businesses hold 11 million formal meetings a DAY. That?s over 3 billion, yes billon, meetings a year. Many, maybe most, of those meetings produce no tangible result, with the possible exception of more meetings.
I?m not saying that all meetings are bad, managed well, great things can and do come out of meetings. It?s just that so few meetings are well managed. Holding a meeting should be a serious decision. I wonder how many times a hallway conversation has led to ?let?s get the team together and talk about this? with no additional planning or thought as to the cost of the meeting. Way too many companies hold meetings because that is just what companies have always done. Poorly managed meetings cost businesses billions of…
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