Have a look at your calendar right now and answer honestly: how many meetings are you actually looking forward to? Sometimes it seems as if a meeting is scheduled for everything (even to prepare for the next meeting). Learning how to run meetings effectively is one of the top skills new managers must learn, however, 75% of people have never received formal training.
Consider this: Atlassian found that 31 hours are spent in unproductive meetings per month. Another study revealed that 45% of senior executives think employees would be more productive if meetings were banned one day a week.
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