A 2008 study by Lloyds TSB insurance shows that the average attention span has been reduced during the past decade from 12 minutes to a mere five. Such a finding prompts the question: Why are so many organizations holding one or two-hour long meetings, back-to-back, all day long?
In most organizations, meetings are now considered a time to take care of work – and while work can sometimes get accomplished in meetings, they are more often drawn-out status sessions. Furthermore, back-to-back meetings severely restrict our time to perform job functions or think about growing and improving the business. While a “meeting-free” business environment is probably not an ideal solution, there are several ways to boost meeting productivity and ensure a more efficient use of everybody’s time. Consider the following tips for your next meeting: Read More at CoBizMag.Com