Skip to content

71% of the meetings are not productive

Everyone who has worked in an office knows how detrimental it is to productivity when people have to interrupt their work a few times a day for a meeting about status updates, an email that has already been sent, or a colleague’s birthday. Efficient meetings are hard to come by in many companies.

Maybe you think that a few half-hour meetings throughout the day can’t hurt. So what should we do, not communicate sometimes?

That last question is addressed later on. However, a few short meetings throughout the day can indeed be harmful, as the following shows.

According to a recent Harvard Business Review survey of over 180 senior managers:

65% say they don’t get their own work done because of all the meetings.

71% find meetings unproductive and inefficient.

64% say meetings detract from serious thinking.

These unproductive meetings cost companies money.

But who is actually responsible for all those annoying, expensive, momentum-disrupting meetings?

You are.

People working on laptops

Stop wasting time and money

Most meetings are not productive...

We are actually quite crazy about meetings. Most meetings are similar: A majority of people don't really want to go, but they would hate it if they were not invited.

65 % of all meetings are interrupting my work

71 % of the meetings are not productive

64 % of all meetings are at the expense of 'deep work' tasks

62 % of all meetings are missed opportunities to strengthen team spirit

Step 1: free trial

You can start organizing your meetings for free. It's simple and if you can't figure it out, we're happy to help!

Step 2: Online demo

Plan an online demo so we can help you figure out what to do

Step 3: Training

Break through everyday patterns and guide your team towards more effective meetings

Success stories

Read which excellent results others have already achieved!


We have worked with thousands of amazing people

We don't document everything that is discussed, but focus on the actions. The actions are consistently followed up on with the software.

Dave van den Akker