Meetings can be such huge time suckers!
Often times, companies waste valuable money and time running business meetings without a purpose or don’t produce results. Eventually, employees will begin to loathe attending these meetings.
But, meetings don’t have to be that way. They can be a great way to get your team or office on the same page, facilitate and foster ideas, create a platform for bringing up issues or suggestions; the list just goes on and on.
“The average American office worker spends more than nine hours of every week preparing for, or attending, project-update meetings.” According to an NPR study
So you’re probably wondering how you can make the most of these and it all boils down to focusing on two areas that make meetings inefficient: topics of conversation and not making the most of the time used for a meeting.
We’ve gathered great suggestions to ensure that your meetings are no longer boring and distracting. Give the suggestions a spin and be amazed at how your meetings become much more efficient and informative!
Yes, in the working world, meetings are unavoidable. But by being prepared, building relationships, and using your time wisely, those hours in the boardroom can be productive to your job—and your company.