Have you ever had an hour-long meeting that included only about 45 minutes of productive time because attendees arrived late? Try this easy, two-step strategy to save time in meetings.

Meet for 45 minutes instead of an hour. Since the actual work of many hour-long meetings can be completed in 45 minutes, use the extra 15 minutes to transition from one meeting to the next.

Start meetings at quarter past the hour. A meeting that starts at 2:15, for example, gives attendees coming from a meeting that ended at 2:00 a better chance to arrive on time. When others apply this same strategy, the domino effect of arriving late to meetings all day long will be defeated.

Published on: Jul 21, 2017