300,000 Hours a Year For One “Non-Essential” Meeting

In a conversation about the application of Delve Analytics, Ryan Fuller shares a story of how the tool was used to identify the overall time spent every year for one weekly executive status meeting (from 6:15 in the video above). The numbers were:
– 7000 direct hours by 11 executives
– 20,000 hours per year for pre-meetings by each executive
– 63,000 hours per year for prep meetings for the pre-meetings for each executive
– 210,000 hours per year for the prep meetings for the prep meetings.

Total time: 300,000 hours, for a meeting no one thought was particularly valuable. At a cost of $45 million per year.

Result: a re-evaluation of the meeting.

The power of clearly analysed data is wonderful stuff.

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