Meeting fatigue is something we have all experienced at some point in our careers. Meeting after a meeting to no end and frequently to no purpose or value can become draining on individuals and teams as a whole. Each of our businesses would be much better off if we spent less time in repetitive meetings which frequently conclude without any relevant decisions or actionable items.
Furthermore, why are all meetings at least an hour? Why can’t some of them be 30 or 15 minutes where you get to the point, make a decision and move on. Additionally, only invite people needed for the meeting to take place; do all prep work BEFORE the meeting and insist on everyone’s engagement (those who don’t contribute shouldn’t be invited to meetings). Finally, and most importantly, have less of them! 😉