If you and many of your coworkers share common times of the day (such as morning) when you do your best thinking, maybe that would be the right time to ban meetings.
You track and report every other expense in your company. Why not this one too?
Who said meetings need to last one hour? They should last as long as they need to and not a minute more. Your job is to figure out how long that is.
Starting a meeting late creates a bad first impression. There are plenty of things you can do that will help your coworkers arrive on time.
When it comes to meetings, shorter is usually better. Learn what you can do to keep your meetings on a nice tight schedule.
Cutting time from a meeting doesn’t require magic. You don’t need to be an executive. You simply have to try these meeting time savers.