Team having a meetingIt struck me coming out of several meetings in the last few days that we usually seem to book meetings for an hour. Why is that?

Why do meetings seem to take an hour, no matter what the issue is? Surely there are some things that can be dealt with in a shorter time and some that can take longer.

Why do we need multiple meetings on the same subject? Can’t we accomplish the meeting’s objectives in one meeting?

Why also do we need multiple meetings with the same people over the course of a week or a month? Can’t we get organized enough to cover those peoples’ needs all at one time?

Are meetings expanding to fill the time available?

Are we just holding meetings because it is easier than picking up the phone or writing an email?

Are we holding them because it makes us feel important, needed, engaged?

If we hate meetings so much then why?