People don’t hate meetings, they hate wasting time. If you are attending a meeting and unclear as to what the objective is, ask. If you are calling the meeting, have a good reason and tell people up front. Too many meetings are simply vehicles to share information and spawn silly adaptations like no sitting or no powerpoint. If your meetings move quickly to make a decision, plan for the future, or solve a problem, then people will be less resentful about being there.