ok – Meetings are a necessary evil..or are really necessary for people to gather to solve problems, share information in a dynamic way and make decisions… but why do so many meetings feel like we wasted time? Why are so few people actually talking in the meeting? Lets get better at meetings and we would all benefit.   

Lets be clearer on meeting objectives – have an agenda.

Ensure the right folks attend that need to add information for problem solving or make decisions.

If the meeting is only to share information…why have a meeting? Can you share the information via another vehicle?

Do you know your role in the meeting? If unclear, ask the meeting owner . If your not needed, don’t go. Use that time wisely.  I know what I could do with an extra hour of work time….