This final note comes with this personal observation: I once had a boss in the Navy who only held meetings standing up — helped keep ’em short and on target, he said.
That wasn’t a bad way to go, because a report from Atlassian had this to say about the average workplace meeting attendee:
- 39 percent slept during meetings.
- 45 percent felt overwhelmed by the number of meetings they have to go to.
- 73 percent said they did other work during those meetings.
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