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Plan a Better Meeting with Design Thinking

Nine out of ten people admit to daydreaming in meetings. Seventy-three percent do other work. That's because most meetings are poorly designed. How do you improve the situation?

"Sometimes, when I sit in meetings, especially ones in which people don't seem engaged, I calculate the cost in staff time. I've estimated that one standard weekly meeting in my bureau - 50 people sitting in a cookie-cutter conference room, looking both bored and anxious - costs around $177,000 annually, and surely this scenario occurs throughout the [organization] hundreds of times a day. It drains us, and it breeds cynicism. So many meetings are lost opportunities."

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