In this fast-paced world, time is precious and, most likely, one of the most abused and wasted resources at your company. From a lack of structure to an unproductive agenda, meetings can be the largest culprit of wasted time and are often seen as a setback rather than a valuable asset when it comes to the success of your company. The sad truth is, being at work does not always mean work is getting done.
To get a better idea on how time is spent at the average company, let’s take a quick look at some stats:
- Most managers consider 67% of meetings to be failures.
- Professionals lose 31 hours a month due to unproductive meetings.
- Approximately 39% of people doze off during meetings.
- Remote workers aren’t engaged – 80% of messages come from body language and that can’t be translated over the phone.
- Only 60% of work time is actually spent productively
Like it or not, managers and employees spend well over 50% of their time working collaboratively, and working together in meetings is no exception.
Luckily, we’ve refined and improved the most effective meeting structure strategies with the best meeting technology. From improving meeting productivity with mission statements, agendas, a refined participant list, strategic meeting structure, and more, we’ll show you how to run an effective meeting.
The short answer is, every step of a successful meeting revolves around fluid and willing collaboration. This guide discusses what people are doing wrong in meetings and how they are hindering collaboration in the workplace, as well as how they can improve upon these efforts and maximize their meetings to yield the best results. Additionally, we have incorporated pro-tips and a printable checklist to ensure your meetings are as efficient as possible.
To enhance your collaboration and take your meetings to the next level, download our guide today!