Do Meetings Inhibit Productivity?
Meetings are indispensable when you don’t want to do anything. – John Kenneth Galbraith
We struggle to get our work done in our 40-hour workweek.
The culprits include email, meetings and technology.
Technology can be a double-edged sword in many ways.
Technology enables efficiency while causing busyness.
We have been trained to assign one hour to meetings, even when the meeting may not be necessary.
Bain & Company did a study of an organisation that decided to half the default length of meetings to a half hour.
Equally, they mandated that no more than seven employees attend any company discussion.
Apart from the wasted energy in such meetings, the feelings of resentment for sitting through unproductive meetings, the results were impressive.
Bain calculated that the productivity savings had the same impact on the company’s bottom line as cutting 200 jobs from the payroll.
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