7 alternatives to time-wasting, morale-draining meetings

Today’s fast-paced work environment demands optimum productivity and staff engagement. The tired, old gathering at the conference table just won’t cut it. Try these options instead.

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Meetings are killing productivity. They’re not doing much to energize your employees, either.

No one looks forward to them; they are, after all, dreadful. They rarely start or end on time. They’re boring, especially data dumps, and people start daydreaming or checking email. Most of all, they’re a huge waste of time.

Unproductive meetings cost organizations money, productivity and morale. Unfortunately, they’re a necessary evil.

What if you could reap the benefits of sharing ideas without hosting a traditional meeting? It’s possible, if you use these seven alternatives:

1. Walk or stand.

It’s been found that walking leads to more creative thinking. So, instead of having attendees gather in your office or conference room, “walk and talk.”

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