Are you having too many meetings?
Do you feel like your workdays are filled with back-to-back meetings, leaving you with little time to actually get work done? If so, you’re not alone. Many founders, entrepreneurs, and professionals find themselves drowning in meetings, which can be a major drain on productivity and morale.
According to a study by Atlassian, the average employee spends 31 hours in unproductive meetings over a month. That’s almost four workdays wasted! If you find yourself constantly attending meetings that don’t seem to accomplish much, it’s time to take a step back and evaluate your schedule.
Here are 5 signs that you’re having too many meetings:
- You’re Spending More Time in Meetings Than on Your Actual Work
If you find that you’re spending more time in meetings than on your actual work, it’s a clear sign that you’re having too many meetings. You may feel like you’re being productive by attending meetings, but if you’re not getting your actual work done, you’re not being productive at all.
- You’re Not Getting Anything Done in Meetings
If you’re attending meetings where nothing gets done, it’s a clear sign that you’re having too many meetings. If your meetings don’t have a goal, an agenda and clear action points with direct responsibles and deadlines, They’re a waste of time for everyone involved.
- You’re Feeling Burnt Out
If you’re feeling burnt out and exhausted, it could be a hint that you’re having too many meetings. Meetings can be mentally exhausting, and if you’re attending too many (and need to work overtime to get actual work done), it can take a toll on your overall well-being.
- You’re Attending Meetings That Aren’t Relevant to You
If you find yourself attending meetings that aren’t relevant to your work, you’re also probably having too many meetings. When matters discussed are barely adjacent to your work, that meeting should’ve 100% been an email. Attending irrelevant meetings takes time away from the work that you need to be doing.
- You’re Not Able to Attend to Your Other Responsibilities
If you find that you’re not able to attend to your other responsibilities because you’re always in meetings, it’s a clear sign that should get rid of some of them. Meetings should be a part of your workday, but they shouldn’t be the only thing that you’re doing.
So, what can you do if you’re experiencing any of these signs? The answer is simple: you need fewer, better meetings. That’s where the “Fewer, Better Meetings” training course comes in. In this course, you’ll learn how to stop wasting time, get rid of 80%+ of your meetings and replace them with meaningful work that moves the needle. You’ll also learn how to plan, organize and facilitate the remaining 20%, so when you do decide to have meetings, they are rare, short and effective.
The course is led by Lavinia Iosub, founder of Livit Hub Bali & Remote Skills Academy, and a future of work advocate. If you’re tired of having too many meetings and want to make your time more productive, this course is for you. It starts on April 10th, 2023. Sign up today and start making your workday more efficient and enjoyable.