Infographic: 9 ways to make meetings more productive

Choosing unusual start and end times, banning electronic devices and limiting the amount of attendees will not only make your meetings more efficient, but help you have a better workday.

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There are many things that inevitably happen when you work in an office.

A few of them include suffering the foul odor of a co-worker’s lunch, making awkward small talk at the watercooler and trying not to freeze when the air conditioning is set too cold.

Though these occurrences are frustrating, there is one aspect of the workplace that seems to anger people more than any other: inefficient meetings.

According to an infographic from CT Business Travel, workers spend 31 hours in unproductive meetings every month. In the United States, organizations cumulatively lose $37 billion each year due to unproductive powwows.

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