There is some really good advice here in an article recently posted by Chris McColgan. I am pretty certain we have all been guilty of having meetings for meetings sake or being involved in meetings that don't need to be meetings!
Instant Offices have come up with 5 pointers to keeping your meetings as productive as possible. At the end of the day, we all moan about not having enough time during the day but yet it seems a vast majority of us are creating this black hole ourselves.
Have a read, I am sure you will recognise a few of these problems.
Instant Offices’ Head of Marketing John Williams takes a closer look at the reasons why meetings may be hampering your productivity. Collaboration is crucial to the success of any business and while meetings are an important part of the process, unproductive sessions can actually have a negative effect. According to a report by WorkFront, meetings are the number one productivity killer in today’s business environment, with busy professionals attending an average of 60 meetings a month. In a survey across the UK, 41% of employees said they feel more stressed after unproductive meetings, while 36% said they feel less motivated. Even more depressing is that SMEs in the UK reportedly spend over 41 hours a year in meetings – almost a full week of work – and waste a potential £637,000 on travelling to meetings every year.