Meetings are necessary for collaboration and inclusive decision-making, however; research shows most meetings aren’t executed efficiently for two reasons: wasted individual-work time and wasted group-work time.

Knowing which type of time is being wasted in your organization opens up the possibility of managing meetings differently and getting more time back in your workday.

A GFOA poll asked members to identify their single most annoying source of wasted time at work. Meetings “won,” with a plurality (one-third) of respondents. GFOA members are not alone in their low regard for meetings. According to one study of senior managers from various industries: 65 percent said meetings keep them from completing their own work and 71 percent said meetings are unproductive and inefficient.

Enter the #TimeBackChallenge

How do you get time back at work? Let us know. You could win an iPad and have your ideas recognized at GFOA's Annual Conference in Austin, TX this June.

There are 2 ways to enter:

  1. Use the #TimeBackChallenge hashtag on social media to share the methods you use to improve workplace productivity.
  2. Fill out the #TimeBackChallenge form on our website.

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