Stop the Meeting Madness

Research shows that meetings have increased in length and frequency over the past fifty years.  Today, executives spend an average of nearly twenty-three hours a week in meetings, up from less than ten hours a week in the 1960s.  And that doesn’t even include all the impromptu gatherings that don’t make it onto the schedule.

Much has been written about this problem, but the solutions offered are usually discrete ones, like:

  • Establish a clear agenda.
  • Hold your meeting standing up.
  • Delegate someone to at.....
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