Holding Effective Meetings
The average worker will spend anywhere from 10 to 50% of his or her time attending meetings. In one year's time, that equals anywhere from 26 to 130 days, or 192 to 1050 hours. Now multiply those numbers by your current salary. Then multiply that by the number of employees in your company. In fact on the average, approximately 20 to 40% of a company's employment costs involve people attending meetings. As organizations move to a more empowered work environment, where people are working in teams to solve problems and make decisions, the occurrence of meetings will increase. Obviously, given the amount of time people will spend in them, these meetings must be highly effective - they must be used as tools to help the teams improve.