Are Office Meetings A Waste of Time?
Dont' Bore Your Team
Monster Contributing Writer
During my career as a Project/IT Manager, I would estimate that more than 70% of my average working day was spent in a formal meeting or on a virtualised version thereof. Given a 60-hour work week, that amounts to more than 40 hours spent sitting in meetings each and every week. And this is a pattern that I repeated for countless years, believing that collaborative meetings were the key to both personal and team success. In hindsight, I look back somewhat critically on those years and feel that my time was not being properly used and question the value that my role provided my employers. Sure, meetings certainly do have value in the workplace but there is a tipping point where meetings can become detrimental to a business’ bottom line.