Yes, we all have them.
As a team, we are growing & have more projects, we also, are spending more & more time in meetings.
We realized that more of our time & focus was being absorbed with talking about what we are doing & how we can do it. We had less time to actually do the work.
A 2022 research study on the impact of working remotely during COVID showed employee productivity increased by over 70% when meetings were reduced by 40%.
A 10 yr meta-analysis of meetings shockingly revealed that 90% of employees found that most meetings are primarily costly & unproductive.
What’s the answer – is it no meetings? Well, that’s not a reality; however, you can start by creating some best practices for your team to follow.
Define the purpose of the meeting
Set and agenda
Start on time
Share a team win
Stick to the agenda
Finish with an action plan
End on time
One other element we have added to our team is MeetLess Wednesdays.
Creating a day where our entire team focused has helped enormously in getting way more productive work done & the other outcome.
Less unproductive meetings overall.
Ok, I have to run to a meeting…
along the road with you.