Studies Find 71% Meetings Unproductive, Wasting $37 Billion Per Year in the U.S.

The Problem with Meetings

  • Being together in shared purpose creates social identity that feels good.
  • Social connection is good for our health and well-being.
  • Physical proximity increases quality of work.
  • Visibility is good for relationship building and career advancement.

Some Statistics

  • 55 million meetings per week in the U.S., 11 million per week, 1 billion per year
  • 65% of employees agree meetings prevent work completion
  • 41% multitask during meeting
  • 9% increase in number of meetings 2020 to 2021
  • 91% daydream during meeting
  • 55% think meeting could have been an email
  • 1% decrease in length of meetings 2020 to 2021
  • 5% increase in number of attendees 2020 to 2021

The Solution



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Madelaine Weiss

Madelaine Weiss

Licensed Psychotherapist, Board Certified Executive, Career, Life Coach. LICSW, MBA, BCC