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.”