The "M" word that everyone hates - meetings. There are good meetings and there are bad meetings - really bad meetings.
We've all been in these meetings. They go on forever never getting to the point, and you leave wondering why you were ever present. On the other hand, effective meetings leave you energized and feeling that you've really accomplished something. According to results of a Microsoft Office survey, employees spend 5.6 hours each week in meetings, and 71 percent of respondents felt meetings weren't productive.