Business meetings, if not run effectively, cost cooperates thousands of dollars every day and increase operating and overhead costs. My invention is a programmable clock that display time in the tradition analog format and display the cost of the meeting digitally in big red digits in local currency.
The way it works, the meeting administrator or facilitator enter for each attendee her/his hourly rate, and any additional overhead costs (coffee, sandwiches, room rent, ..etc) and at the beginning of the meeting the chair pushes the start meeting button. The clock will start calculating the cost of the meeting.
Participants will be motivated to produce results justifying the cost of the meetings and managers will think twice before calling for a meeting.