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How to Have the Perfect Meeting

This week on Game Plan, we fix the meeting. You're welcome.

You spend more time at your job than anywhere else. Hosts Rebecca Greenfield and Sam Grobart take a close look at the way we live our lives at work—our frustrations, dilemmas, habits, and anything else that happens in the office. 

Ah, meetings, that productivity suck we can't manage to escape. One survey estimates that they cost us an astonishing $37 billion in lost productivity. And yet they continue: Workers spend 15 percent of their time in meetings, another survey found.

This week on Game Plan, Sam and Rebecca talk about their meeting pet peeves, from how hard it is to be heard as a woman to dealing with annoying characters and unnecessary showmanship. There must be a better way -- Chris White, formerly of Goldman Sachs, knows the secret. In fact, White banned meetings altogether during his two years at Goldman. Now that White runs his own company, he gets stuff done by holding meetings on his own terms. Join us as White imparts the secret of how to run the perfect meeting.



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