How much time do you devote to meetings? Your first answer might be: “Too much!”
But seriously, do you have any idea what percentage of your work life is spent meeting with people? Try calculating it. And if meetings take just 20 percent of your time, and you work 40 hours a week, 50 weeks a year, that’s a whopping 400 hours annually.
I often talk with coaching clients about how to cut down the number of hours they spend sitting at a conference table. You can reduce meeting time by: