The average meeting time in an American office is 31 to 60 minutes, but given that 11 million formal business meetings take place in the U.S. every day, how can we ensure this time is being used effectively? Oprah Winfrey says there are 3 key questions she uses to kick off every meeting to make the time engaging and productive:
- What is our intention for this meeting?
- What’s important?
- What matters?
Brendon Burchard, who studies human productivity, says efficient workers crave clarity in their work. Setting goals and purpose for meetings can help keep people from day dreaming or working on other tasks. Studies show that following a detailed agenda and starting on time can reduce meeting times up to 80 percent. Asking these three questions is a great starting point for getting more out of business meetings, in less time.
Read the full article below to learn about how to add purpose and clarity to your meetings to achieve more during this collaborative time.