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  • Writer's pictureTünde Lukacs

Why Are So Many Meetings A Waste Of Time

"What's the point of this?" 

Turns out, most of us ask this about way too many work meetings!

I asked you why so many work meetings are inefficient, and the results are in! Here's what you said:

 #1 Reason: Lack of Clear Purpose and Agenda (61% of you!)*  You will certianly lose your meeting without a roadmap! 

 #2 Reason: Wrong or Unprepared Attendees (30% of you!)*  Having the right minds in the room (and prepared) is key for good results.

 Other Top Issues:* No established meeting culture, feeling psychologically unsafe to speak up, distractions, too many agenda items, and off-track discussions. 

𝘈𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘱𝘰𝘴, 𝘰𝘧𝘧-𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘤𝘶𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴: watch out for an upcoming post with my buddy, Babbling Bob - and some tips on how not to let him distract your meetings.

𝗠𝗲𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝗻𝗲𝗲𝗱 𝗮 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗲𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿!  Purpose, the right participants, and strong leadership are essential for making the most of everyone's time.

𝗦𝗼, 𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝗱𝗼 𝘄𝗲 𝗳𝗶𝘅 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀? Here are a few tips:

↳ Always set an agenda and share it beforehand.

↳ Invite only those truly needed.

↳ Start and end on time. Be ruthless about staying on track.

What's one change you'll make to improve your next meeting?

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