How much of other people’s time do you waste?

Edited excerpt from Thinking Outside the Cube by Olga Khazan:

One of VoloMetrix’s services is a personal dashboard that shows employees how much of other people’s time they consume by sending e-mails or holding meetings. The tool attempts to estimate how efficient each meeting is, based on measures like how many people attend and how many e-mails are sent during the gathering—a sign of low engagement. The dashboards reportedly free up an average of about two hours a week for each employee.

Notes:
(1) Simple solution to people emailing in meetings: Stop doing large meetings!
(2) For ways to reduce excess email, see How to get stuff done.

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