There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come – Victor Hugo
How much time did you spend in meetings yesterday? Or last week? Or last month? Or in your life? Other than sleep, meetings represent the second-highest tax on our time. On average, we spend 30% of every week in meetings, and if you’re a senior executive in your company, you could spend greater than 60% of every week sitting in meetings.
How much did your company spend on meetings last week? Last month? Last year? No one has been able to answer this question when I ask it, yet research from Joseph Allen, Steven Rogelberg and others suggest that in the United States alone, we spend $1.4Trillion on meetings every year. That’s larger than the entire GDP of Australia and represents more than 7.4% of the US GDP.
We spend an inordinate amount of time in meetings and they cost a lot. At the very least, they must be satisfying, right? Well, it turns out that they’re not satisfying either. In fact, 89% of attendees find meetings unsatisfying. And for those same attendees, nearly 70% of them wish they could get more work done at work.
In short, we suffer from meeting insanity, brought on my inertial forces that at first glance, seem beyond our control.
But they are not.
And soon, a way to measure and optimize meeting performance will be within your grasp.
We invite you to join us to save humanity from meeting insanity.
Founder & CEO