Meetings have earned a bad reputation in the workplace.
Not only do people think they’re a waste of time. Employees also find them incredibly boring. A January study of more than 2,000 adults in the United States by Clarizen and Harris Poll discovered some employees would much rather watch paint dry (17 percent), commute four hours (12 percent) or endure a root canal (8 percent) than attend a boring meeting. Ouch.
Although it’s nearly impossible to get rid of meetings altogether, here are six ways to make them more fun and engaging.