Meeting madness

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If you feel like you’re spending more time sitting in unproductive group-thinks than actually doing work, you’re in good company. Multiple meetings, though a bane of the modern professional’s existence, are more the norm than not.

A survey by Accountemps, one of the world’s largest temporary staffing agencies for accounting, finance and bookkeeping professionals, found that executives-and by extension, their staffs-waste 7.8 hours a week, or 2.3 months each year, in unnecessary formal discussions. The old cliché would definitely be appropriate here: We’ve got to stop meeting like this!