This is a good article to read on the over proliferation of meetings…and how to handle it…with a little bit of good humor thrown in!

It is about defining your organizations rhythm. Don’t observe what exists and add more.  Let your goals and objectives define your key progress measures, and build your operating rhythms around monitoring, measuring and managing those.

http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140206223551-86145090-find-your-organization-s-rhythm

It is worth a read.