He stared, glassy-eyed, at the clock willing the seconds to tick more rapidly.
Some days it's one meeting after another. An Intel effective meetings class introduced me to meeting types.
There are other alternatives, too. For meetings on status of projects for example, how about meeting participants blogging or tweeting them? In a typical 60 minute meeting I'm talking maybe two or three minutes tops. That's a long tweet or short blog. Maybe even podcast your bit?
Substituting blogs or podcasts (Voxer?) offer at least one other benefit: transparency. They are accessible all and can be designed to encourage feedback.