Noah Kagan reflects on his time in a cubicle that ended recently. He lists out a few things that suck about corporate america. The one that rings true with me:
Meetings: Spending nearly 50% of your time in meetings seemed like a waste.
I've worked for wide range of companies during my short time in the grind and I am constantly amazed at the amount of time wasted in meetings. I do realize there is a need to collaborate, however 90% of the time I spend in them is listening to stuff that does not apply to me or my department.
I believe a solution is having a higher quantity of small meetings with shorter periods of time that are strictly held to. Make sure the things being discussed are relevant to all those in the room. Otherwise you are only wasting resources.