Have a look at your calendar right now and answer honestly: how many meetings are you actually looking forward to? Learning how to run meetings effectively is one of the top skills new managers must learn, yet, 75% of people have never received formal training.
Atlassian found that 31 hours per month are spent in unproductive meetings! They also found that 45% of senior executives think employees would be more productive if meetings were banned one day a week. Most eye-opening of all, Fortune 50 companies are estimated to lose over $75 million a year due to poor meetings.
How can managers figure out if the meetings they’re running are concise, useful and effective?
Start by asking these 4 questions:
1. How many people in the room are actually contributing?
2. Do attendees know what this meeting is for?
3. Are attendees “checking-out” during the meeting?
4. What impact did the meeting have?