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30 Reasons Employees Hate Their Managers: What Your People May Be Thinking and What You Can Do About It by Adam Snyder, Bruce L. Katcher

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Chapter 19. There are too many damn meetings

Fifty percent of employees believe that the time they spend at meetings is not time well spent.

A 200-person industry think tank had a long, proud history of providing cutting-edge research reports to its members. It was also in total disarray. The presidency had changed hands several times within just a few years, and the owners were looking for a buyer.

This was all very unsettling to the workforce. Key players were constantly vying for power and influence. The managers and employees of the major departments had deep-seated mistrust for each other. The organization had morphed into a group of separate silos unwilling to cooperate with each other. Senior management was overcompensating by establishing ...

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