More than $37 billion per year is spent on unproductive meetings according to research compiled by online meeting service provider Fuze. Executives consider more than 67% of meetings to be failures, yet there are 25 million meetings per day in the U.S. alone. This infographic explains the causes and offers tips to improve workplace productivity.
We came across this brilliant TED talk by Jason Fried, Founder & CEO of Basecamp. Jason blames the two M’s – managers and meetings – for coming in the way of great work. He focuses on the fact that people (specially creative professionals) need long stretches of uninterrupted time to get work done. He also offers three suggestions to improve workplace productivity in this must-watch presentation below.
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