Did you know that 63 percent of workplace meetings have no planned agenda? As this infographic illustrates, out-of-control meetings are a common time waster for most working professionals. Creating a clear agenda is one way to combat the leakage. However, you need to institute other practices to ensure they don’t waste yours and your coworkers’ time.

Limiting them to 30 minutes or less is also crucial, as the average workplace meeting lasts between 31 and 60 minutes. You also must insist that they begin and end on time to contribute to efficient use of time. These tips, along with others, will help cut back on the end-of-day mad dash you might often make to accomplish tasks before you leave your office.

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