If you've ever had an office job, you know how incredibly boring meetings can be. But that's not the only problem with meetings. The eighth secret is that most meetings are inefficient and you should only schedule them as a last resort.
In fact, a 2015 survey found that 35 percent of respondents considered weekly status meetings to be a waste of time, for these two primary reasons:
First, in accordance with Parkinson's law of triviality, meeting participants tend to waste lots of time on insignificant issues. Second, extroverts usually dominate meetings, making others less likely to participate. As a result, valuable information might not be shared during such gatherings.
The Yahoo CEO, Marissa Mayer, offers another good tip: by scheduling meetings based on increments of five or ten minutes, she's able to have up to 70 meetings a week. If she stuck with the standard 30-minute block she would never be able to accomplish this.