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Another meeting have been scheduled by your manager. Oh well, you are getting furious because you have loads of work to do. Is there anything we can do to shorten these meetings? Louis-Thomas Pelletier shares some great project with us! It's called “The Slightly Uncomfortable Chair Collection”. Check it out!
In meetings we deal with different types of personalities: some participants don't stop talking, others just sit there quietly and don't participate at all. Jonathan Grubb has identified 8 types of meeting attendees, do you recognize yourself in any of the following descriptions? We're sure there are a lot more types of meeting attendees. Please add your own in the comment section.
Did you know that 45% of our waking time is dedicated to listening? Studies have found that most of us are poor listeners. One study showed that after a 10-minute presentation only 50% of the information was retained. The ability to listen well in group meetings is vital to be an effective participant and a good employee. What do you think about these good listeners? Do you want your manager to be as good as they are?
You’ve got your list of things you want to accomplish for today, and yet, after a series of meetings that you had to go to throughout the day, none of the things on your list got done. That’s because meetings are almost always a huge drain on your time, and should be killed on sight.
- Americans spend 50 - 70 % of work hours on paperwork - The average worker sends and receives 190 messages per day - 43% of people find it difficult to delegate
Did you know that: * 9 out of 10 people daydream in meetings. * 60% of meeting attendees take notes to appear as if they are listening. * 63% of the time, typical meetings in America do not have prepared agendas. * It takes less than eight seconds for an idea, suggestion, or proposal to be criticized.