People analytics @Microsoft discovered the culprit behind employee dissatisfaction.
According to this NYT article, the meeting culture was out of control.
An average of 27 hours per week were set aside for large meetings in one division. Self-driven work time @Microsoft got pushed to late nights and weekends. Sound familiar?
This has been the case at many of my enterprise clients.
I find the usage of tools like Slack and selective one-on-ones (which includes extended team members) can reduce the need for unnecessary meetings that clog up the calendar.