The Truth About Why We Love To Hate Meetings

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  1. 1. THE TRUTH ABOUT WHY WE LOVE TO HATE MEETINGS resourcefulmanager.com
  2. 2. IN A PERFECT WORLD
  3. 3. IN A PERFECT WORLD Wow, what a great meeting!
  4. 4. IN A PERFECT WORLD Wow, what a great meeting! We got SO many things accomplished!
  5. 5. IN A PERFECT WORLD Wow, what a great meeting! We got SO many things accomplished! Man, I just LOVE me some meetings!
  6. 6. YEAH RIGHT.
  7. 7. SO WHAT IS IT ABOUT MEETINGS
  8. 8. THAT MAKES US JUST HATE THEM SO MUCH?
  9. 9. SURVEY SAYS
  10. 10. BIGGEST ISSUES People Protecting Turf 44.7% 1-2 People Dominate 38.3% Defensiveness 34.6% Internal Politics 31.7% People Not Prepared 30.9%
  11. 11. BUT DEPENDS ON WHOS IN CHARGE WHEN I CHAIR THEM ARE EFFECTIVELY RUN WHEN OTHERS CHAIR THEM ARE INEFFICIENTLY RUN Executives and managers say meetings they are in charge of. Meetings that other executives and managers chair. 90.4% 34.8%
  12. 12. TOO MANY? Most think the number of meetings is about right, although 32% of top execs say they attend too many. 61.6% 22.4% 16.0% Right number of meetings Too many meetings Not enough meetings
  13. 13. BY THE NUMBERS 38.7% 40.5% Execs and managers say 44.8% of meetings they attend they accomplish nothing. 38.7% of the last 10 meetings attended did not start on time. 40.5% of the last 10 meetings attended did not end on time.
  14. 14. BY THE NUMBERS 38.7% 40.5% Execs and managers say 44.8% of meetings they attend they accomplish nothing. 38.7% of the last 10 meetings attended did not start on time. 40.5% of the last 10 meetings attended did not end on time. GET THE INFOGRAPHIC
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