THE COST OF UNPRODUCTIVE MEETINGS. “Managers and professionals lose 30% of their time in meetings that they could have invested in other productive tasks. Ineffective meetings make professionals lose 31 hours every month, which sums up to 4 working days. Sitting in useless meetings drains an employee off their energy, brainpower, and stamina.” (https://otter.ai/blog/meeting-statistics - statistics are from Doodle, Inc, and ReadyTalk.)
According to the surveys quoted above and the South African average monthly earnings in the non-agricultural sector of R23 982 per month, for every 100 employees in your company earning the average salary, the money going down the drain every year due to unproductive meetings could be as high as R5.8 million per year.
Maybe it’s time to have a meeting about your meetings?