Many PMs use meetings to gather basic information from team members, such as the status of tasks. This is a horrible waste of team members' time. Instead, a PM can gather information from individual team members, analyze it, then disseminate only the relevant information to team members - and this can usually be done electronically.
Meetings can then be held only when the real-time discussion is required. PMs would find people are more willing to come to their meetings when they know they'll accomplish something meaningful.