Harvard Business Review commissions lots of research. They recently had some research conducted which came up with some interesting statistics of the effects of meetings in the workplace.
182 senior managers in a range of industries were surveyed: 65% said meetings keep them from completing their own work.
71% said meetings are unproductive and inefficient.
64% said meetings come at the expense of deep thinking.
62% said meetings miss opportunities to bring the team closer together.
The base problem is the culture around meetings. If you fix the meetings – you fix the culture.