Going to Meetings Doesn’t Make You Productive

You know those people in your office who are like “OMG I’m so busy today”, then they show you their calendar and it’s blocked off with all sorts of meetings.

Two hours later you happen to be in a meeting with that person where they don’t say a single word and seem to just be on their laptop the whole time not even paying attention. You can’t help but wonder, is this what all there meetings are like?

A lot of people like to tout how busy they are because they don’t have a second to breathe between each meeting, yet they seem to never get a single thing done. On the other hand, there are people who are forced into lots of meetings and can’t be as productive as they like because they are in all of these meetings.

Meetings absolutely squash productivity, but how do we combat this? Obviously only inviting essential people begins to squash the problem, but what else?

How can we get everyone involved in meetings? How can we squash “fake busy” culture in the workplace?

Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts!

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