DO YOUR MEETINGS SUCK? HERE ARE 5 REASONS WHY!

April 1st, 2013 by Gallagher John 1 Comment

Let’s get one thing straight…there are too many meetings.  We likely waste more time in meetings than any other work activity.  We often have the best intentions.  We envision our meetings looking like this:

good meeting

When really they look like this!!!:

sleepy meeting

or

 

bad meetings

 

Why do meetings more often than not, end this way?

Here are 5 meeting behaviors that lead to bad meetings, wasted time, and lost productivity:

1) They don’t start on time – Seems pretty simple, right?  A 10:00 meeting should start at…10:00?

2) They don’t end on time – You know this meeting…

3) They don’t have an agenda – Who called this meeting anyway?

4) They don’t have a purpose – And, why are we having this meeting??

5) You schedule  back to backall day long.  You know this one… You have meetings from 8-10, 10-12, 12-2, 2-4…In separate conference rooms…in separate buildings… REALLY?!!!!!

Can you imagine the day when these 5 behaviors don’t exist at your organization?  Can you imagine how productive you could be?  Maybe you could even go home on time… Just sayin’…