Are Meetings A Waste Of Time Or Necessary For Growth?

According to a study from September last year, on average, employees spend 18 hours a week in meetings. Reluctantly going to noncritical meetings also wastes about $100 million a year at big organisations.

However, Charlie Levitton, Head of Business Sales for UK&I at SMART Technologies, says meetings are hugely important when running a business.

He elaborates: “Meetings inspire creative thinking, allow for diversity of thought when they’re extended to different people within an organisation, and can be a safe space for new ideas to be tested or brainstormed. Crucially, having multiple people in a meeting room – be it virtual or in person – speeds up decision-making processes, which is vital to any organisation looking to scale up quickly.”