What kind of meetings do you like?

I love meetings. Good meetings have a purpose and a clear outcome. But there are different flavours of meetings. So my question, what type of meeting do you like?

The well structured and carefully planned type

You love to have a plan. Each minute in a meeting is dedicated to a purpose. You expect that all meeting participants are prepared and bring their deliverables. All to-dos are managed and done. Your feel satisfied, if a meeting starts and finishes in time!

The brainstormer

Yes you have a problem and this problem must be solved. Or there is something new to explore. You love to have open discussions, but at the end of the meeting you can take all needed conclusions. Your meeting participants should bring their creativity and their brain to the meeting! The meeting is the moment, where new ideas are born!

The intuitive leader

You need meetings as one of your way to lead your team. You use meetings to bring the vision to the participants, but also to feel their heart beat. But that’s not all, problems can be solved, if they exists, new ideas can be born and also work can be done!

But there is more

Yes a lot more. How do you lead meetings, what type of meeting do you like? Give us feedback and an idea. Let’s see how GoodMeeting can support your style.

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Meetings represent 16 percent of all activities

Employees say that they only spend 45 percent of their time at work actually completing their primary job duties. That means more than half of their hours at the office are spent doing other things, Catherine Clifford, Entrepreneur Staff, summarizes a study. The survey of 2’000 office workers was conducted by management software developer AtTask and market research firm Harris Interactive.

Besides primary job duties the most time consuming activities are meetings (16% of all activities) outnumbering even email representing 14% of all activities.  Let’s focus on meetings and how to manage meetings better.

How Much Time Do Your Employees Spend Doing Real Work? The Answer May Surprise You. Read Catherine Clifford

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How One Meeting Can Waste 300,000 Company Hours

Research shows that 15 percent of an organization’s time is spent in meetings – a percentage that is increasing.

Time is an organization’s scarcest – and most often squandered – resource. The number of people at a meeting can exponentially deplete the company’s time. For example, five people in a one hour meeting isn’t one hour lost. Rather, it’s five hours lost (plus the combined time it took to prepare for that meeting). So before you schedule your next meeting, think long and hard about time is being spent for the desired level of output. Hamza Khan.

Read the full blog of Hamza Khan

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