Let’s be real. We’ve all lost hours of our lives to pointless meetings. You know the ones we’re talking about, where one person drones on while another mindlessly checks email and nobody brings any ideas to the brainstorm. We’ve all been there (and we’ve all been guilty of this behavior), but we know meetings like these aren’t helpful to anyone.
Still, meetings are necessary, so you can’t ditch them entirely. Lately, as part of an overall push to improve our productivity, protect our time, and spend our energy wisely, we’ve been looking for ways to make our meetings better. How can we make them more effective and less intrusive? How can we use our time economically? How can we ensure everyone stays focused?