Meetings are a big productivity killer that you can control by working together better. Studies have shown the cost of meetings, you probably spend a week per month in meetings, and you can calculate your own cost of meetings. The issue isn’t just where you spend your team’s time, but how you spend it. Vinnie Mirchandani, following my post in Forbes on Email Hell, points out the productivity problem isn’t just email.
The other big productivity killer in corporations is meetings. I am constantly surprised to see too many of my client employees just go from meeting to meeting – then, of course come back to their desks to handle the deluge of email!