Over 4,000 participants in our matrix and virtual teams survey tell us they spend two days per week in meetings and half of its unnecessary. That’s a day a week of unnecessary work, or 13 years in a full career.

We’ve been working with many of the World’s leading companies on what to do about this problem, and found some practical ways to cut down on the number of meetings that people attend. But although the problem is clear, the challenge is a tough one: making a systematic change in the meetings culture of an organisation takes a lot of effort.

So to celebrate our 20th year in business. Global Integration is offering free access to a six step meetings campaign, designed to help you cut down the number of meetings (both face-to-face and virtual) you attend, cut out unnecessary meeting topics and participants and radically improve the conduct of the meetings that remain.

The first week will show you how to say no to unnecessary meetings. If you recognize the meeting in this cartoon, this would be a great place to start:

"Too much co-operation


We are also running a Better Meetings survey, you can take it here: Better Meetings Survey. and find out how you compare with other organizations.

When you join the campaign here – Join the Better Meetings Campaign  – you will receive a series of six free weekly booklets that contain tips, ideas and actions to enable you to run fewer, better face to face and virtual meetings.

If you’ve had enough of unnecessary meetings, join the campaign today! (Step one shows you how to say no to unnecessary meetings.)

About the author:

Kevan Hall Kevan Hall is a CEO, author, speaker and trainer in matrix management, virtual teams and global working. He is the author of "Speed Lead - faster, simpler ways to manage people, projects and teams in complex companies, "Making the Matrix work - how matrix managers engage people and cut through complexity", and the "Life in a Matrix" podcasts, videos, cartoons and blog. He is CEO and founder of Global Integration. Company profile: .

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