You are probably reading this after getting out of a meeting or on your way to a meeting. As unproductive as some meetings are, perhaps you are reading it in a meeting.

There are roughly 55 million meetings happening daily, and at least half of them do not accomplish much. Imagine the time, productivity, and ultimately money that is wasted? What can we do to improve this?

To find out, I set up a meeting with the person who has thought more about meetings that perhaps anyone in the United States, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Management Professor Steven Rogelberg.

I got past my insecurity about what he might think of my ability to run our meeting and asked for recommendations from his book The Surprising Science Of Meetings: How You Can Lead Your Team To Peak Performance.

In this interview, as in the book itself, he provides great insight into the issues with meetings along with ways to improve them.