I am usually the first person to start fidgeting in any meeting. Most of the time, I attribute this to my short attention span or my impatience. But sometimes I attribute it to the meeting leader’s poor facilitation skills.
Apparently, I’m not alone in my frustration. According to a May 2014 Harvard Business Review article:
- 15% of collective organizational time is spent in meetings. This percentage has only increased since 2008.
- Executives consider 56% of these meetings to be unproductive
- 49% of attendees admit to doing other, unrelated work during meetings