Meetings are often the figurative ball and chain that dictate schedules. Even worse, a lot of these meetings aren’t that productive or efficient. A recent survey found that employees spend an average of 18 hours per week in meetings. They only say ‘no’ to 14% of invitations, even though they’d prefer to decline 31%, and those who do attend report multitasking 70% of the time. So it’s not surprising that begrudgingly going to meetings wastes USD $25,000 annually per employee.