Meetings often run overtime and consequently many agenda items don't get adaquate coverage or don't even get covered at all. There are various reasons why meetings run overtime some of which include:
- The meeting did not start on time in the first place and thus the group got behind schedule.
- The sequence of topics was not based on their significance thus too much time may have been spent initially on items of lesser importance.
- Meeting time was not managed well
- Too much was planned for time available