Do you dread checking your work calendar each morning? Do you scroll through the list of meeting requests, rescheduled start times, location changes and let out an exasperated sigh?
If you shudder at the sheer number of meetings you attend, you’re not alone. Fourteen billion meetings are held each year in the U.S.
By the numbers
The financials are even more startling: Unproductive meetings cost businesses $399 billion per year. That’s a whole lot of cash going down the drain.
What’s the problem here? What makes meetings go bad?
What’s plaguing meetings?
A lot of things can turn a meeting into an unproductive time suck, but technology problems are the real meeting killers.
The good news
Companies can re-engage employees and prevent lost time and business. You don't have to be impeded by unneeded status updates, unnecessary communication and an unruly work calendar.