Meetings are the medium through which work is performed and evaluated. When meetings are well run, they contribute to effective teamwork and produce real deliverables.
As your team grows, meetings can become long, unfocused and inefficient – and essentially, a waste of company time. Research suggests that employees spend an average of 31 hours per month in unproductive meetings. For U.S. busiensses, that means the salary cost of unnecessary meetings is $37 billion.
Get your billions back, America.
Before you send another meeting invitation, check out this infographic from Microsoft that outlines six simple steps and best practices to more valuable and productive meetings.