What if you could take back 3–4 hours of your life, every single week? You may be able to do just that if you get smart about how to limit the number of meetings you attend. Here's how to triage them—and explain it to your boss.
- So, let's talk about meetings.…If you're like most professionals,…you probably have a lot of them.…In fact, according to a study…by the software development firm, Atlassian,…the average employee attends 62 meetings per month.…Think about all your staff meetings and conference calls.…Perhaps not surprisingly, Atlassian's research…shows that 31 of those hours are wasted…in meetings each month.…What if you could take back three to four hours…of your life every single week?…You may be able to do just that…if you get smart about how to limit…the number of meetings you attend.…
It may sound impossible, especially if it's an ingrained…part of your corporate culture, but it's not.…Here's how to do it and explain it to your boss.…First, for every meeting invitation you receive,…it's important to make sure you are crystal clear…on the purpose of the meeting.…Ask for the agenda and see what's going to be discussed.…Do you really need to be there?…If it just for updates, as a lot of meetings are,…let them know you're slammed with other projects…
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