Making the Most Out of Meetings [INFOGRAPHIC]

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.

leftquotationmark“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!

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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.

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About the Author:

Caitlin Johnson is the newest addition to the team here in Austin. At XTech Staffing, Caitlin is a Marketing Specialist and writes career-advice related articles and content for the website. She also manages XTech’s social media scene.Caitlin’s a recent transplant to Austin. She moved here in June from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and it was there that she earned her BA in Public Relations and Communication. When Caitlin isn’t writing or cruising through blogs and Instagram for inspiration, she can usually be found hanging out at the Greenbelt or searching for the best (and spiciest) Tex-Mex this city has!
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