The average employee has 62 meetings a month, spending 31 hours in unproductive meetings resulting in a $37 billion salary cost.
We all know the basics of meetings 101- have an objective, start and end on time, give everyone an opportunity to contribute, stay on topic, don’t hold excessive meetings, etc.
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So you’ve been tasked with leading a project, being a contributor, or just need to have some influence over a team you are on. Regardless of the circumstance, most of us have been in a position in which we needed to be able to be influential to without formal authority. There is no sure-fire way to build influence, but the following methods have worked for others.