Most of us who spend a significant portion of our days or weeks in meetings know how long and unproductive they can be. According to Yahoo! Small Business, meetings are considered one of the biggest time waters in the workplace, costing US businesses $37 billion.

However, there are a few key strategies managers can implement to keep a meeting on track, from deciding whether or not the meeting is even necessary, to better ways to plan ahead and use time wisely.

Writer and entrepreneur Peter Daisyme pointed towards Due’s time tracking feature, writing

“It works well and is free”

This simple feature could help significantly reign in the minutes of your meeting! For more tips on conducting more efficient meetings.

Read Daisyme’s article at Yahoo! Small Business.