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Work: Are Meetings A Waste of Time?

Posted June 6th, 2014 @ 6:06am

Anyone who has a job knows how annoying and usually unproductive meetings are. Here's more proof:

  • There are 25 million meetings per day in the U.S.


  • $37 billion per year is spent on unproductive meetings.


  • 15% of an organization's collective time is spent in meetings.


  • Middle managers spend 35% of their time in meetings.


  • Upper management spends 50% of their time in meetings.


  • Executives consider more than 67% of meetings failures.


  • 92% of survey respondents confessed to multitasking during meetings; 49% admitted to doing other, unrelated work. (

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