Pointless and unproductive meetings will cost £45bn in 2019
Researcher from Doddle has found that the average professional spends two hours a week in pointless meetings, or over 24bn hours of working time. Professionals were also asked to rank pointless meetings against other common occurrences by how irritating they found them:
Poor meetings affect people’s behaviour; if a meeting isn’t working they end up bringing other work and multi-tasking rather than focusing on the meeting. Consider is if the meeting really is essential, and if those invited are required to be present. Try to keep meetings as on-topic as possible to ensure no extra time is wasted.