Poll results: What bugs you MOST about your meetings at work?
Here are the results of the poll in Newsletter #17
What bugs you MOST about your meetings at work?
32,2% (People who don’t stop talking and get off topic)
22,1% (Too many, too long and too often)
22,7% (No clear purpose and/or irrelevant issues)
19,2% (Poor time management and no agenda)
3,8% (Absolutely nothing at all)
Total votes: 322
Meetings we love to hate them. Everyone has their own frustration, but in the end it always comes down to the same things: unproductive, inefficient, unnecessary, start or end late, and they keep you from completing your own work in time.
It’s clear most meetings suck, but the good news is you can do something about the way you (and your organization) approach meetings. They can be useful if practiced appropriately.
Scientists showed that, if conducted appropriately, meetings are forums for many good things. Good meetings generate creativity, debate, discussion and new ideas. They can also be vital for sharing information, solving problems and making decisions. All of these should result in clear next steps for moving work forward.
For more info see this old blog: Toxic Meetings = Corporate Torture, Here's How To Fix Them (https://corporate-rebels.com/toxic-meetings/)
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