In a word: dysfunctional. Research shows that over 11 million meetings occur in the U.S. each day, with most people believing up to 50% of their time spent in meetings is wasted. Yet our 25 years of working with thousands of organizations indicate the amount of wasted time is much higher. How about you? What percentage
How much can you — one individual — possibly affect the culture of meetings in your organization? The answer is . . . a lot! Vow to take ownership of every meeting you attend. No more showing up unprepared, day dreaming, or doing other work and leaving the meeting with no clear actions or solutions.
Meetings in The New Reality need to be functional, customer focused, and extremely efficient (meaning short!). The world is moving too fast, the competition is too fierce, and customers are too impatient to put up with ineffective, dull, dysfunctional, or internally focused meetings. In The New Reality, effective meetings are a key to unlocking and leveraging
How many meetings do you attend in a month? A week? A day? How productive are those meetings? How many are actually focused on creating a solution or an outcome for your customer? In most organizations, meetings dominate the schedule, focus, and energy – with about 17 million meetings held daily in the United States.