Meetings could be the most productive part of your day, as well as the least productive. The C-suite typically spends around 72% of the time in meetings. You can reduce your meeting time by 94% applying SMED.
When a meeting is well organized, you can get tons of ideas, energy and action plans out of it. Especially if you are working remotely, meetings are the perfect time to foster the personal connection, share issues on a timely basis and explore suggestions.
But you can also get employee’s time and attention stuck with no result. Hundreds of unproductive hours a year per employee are lost waiting for other attendees, looking for documents during the meeting, repeating topics, extending discussions without agreeing on a clear action plan, missing key decision-makers or holding attendees that don’t participate.