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Useless Meetings Waste Time and $100 Million a Year for Big Companies

Employees say they don’t need to be in nearly one-third of the meetings they attend, a new survey shows, and women are more reluctant than men to decline invitations

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Unnecessary meetings are a $100 million mistake at big companies, according to a new survey that shows workers probably don’t need to be in nearly a third of the appointments they attend.