More often known as time-wasting, sleep-inducing group torture sessions, meetings are frequently badly run. It’s a lose-lose and a waste of everyone’s time. However, if run effectively, meetings can be a powerful tool for team motivation, morale and (you guessed it) productivity. Set a clear agenda for the meeting, and set goals at the end with clear assignments, so everyone knows what they need to do by the next meeting. You can also banish devices, send out important information in advance, be more selective about attendees, and merciless with timekeeping.