I hate meetings. Well that may not be quite accurate, I hate meetings that waste my time and about 90% of meetings in the corporate world are a waste of time. At one place I worked I forced the boss to take something off my TODO list for every meeting I was supposed to attend, 99% of the time the meeting was off my list. Yes the meetings were so useless that I almost never had to attend them.
An even better way to keep meeting in check may be this meeting ticker. Add the number of people and the average hourly rate (don’t forget to include the cost of lights in the room) then click start. Watch managements eyes bulge as the first 30 seconds of the meeting cost $20. I bet they figure out how to have less meetings and make them more productive when you have to have them.