The Centre for Economics and Business reports that the average office worker sits in meetings about four hours a week and feels the majority of that time is wasted. There are lots of reasons for this, and it boils down to two key realities.
Compassion without accountability gets you nowhere: If meetings are only about catching up, connecting, and seeing people, you aren’t advancing key priorities.
Accountability without compassion gets you alienated. If meetings are purely task-focused, only about what hasn’t been accomplished, or a place to rant about goals, then you aren’t tending to relationships.