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Improve your company productivity by 50%? Easy! Cancel all your meetings and be intentional with the meetings you introduce.
What is the problem with too many meetings? Time is money, and I believe most companies have huge potential to up their power without additional cost.Solving_the_Meeting_Problem-v002
If you have 100 people, roughly 1 in 5 manage, that is 20 people lead, enable, coordinate, and control. The rest do the work of the company… Or, they attend meetings. According to a study published on Bloomberg (and largely confirmed by my own surveys), a typical knowledge worker spends 18 out of 40 hours (45%) in meetings. Therefore 36 FTE are in a meeting, and 44 (out of total of 100!) FTE are doing the work the of the company.
Scrum proscribes only 12% – 5 hours per week of meeting. What if all of your non-managerial staff only spent 12% of their time in meetings? Imagine… 22 additional FTE for free. Increase your power to the road by 50%!