A new survey out from the software company, Clarizen, states that U.S. employees are spending more time than ever – almost nine hours of the work week — preparing for and attending meetings. What’s worse is that more than a third of those polled felt that these meetings were unnecessary and a waste of time. Knowing this, it can be frustrating to make your meetings be productive as possible. We are sharing 10 common misconceptions about meetings and how to improve your communication techniques in those meetings.
1 | People spend too much time in meetings every day.
2 | Meeting outcomes are less than desirable and a complete waste of time.
3 | Millennials, in particular, struggle with meetings and prefer to communicate using digital channels.
4 | With the number of remote workers on the rise, more people now attend meetings remotely.
5 | Getting meeting technologies to work significantly delays the start time.
6 | Most people multitask during meetings.
7 | The size of an organization has no bearing on the number of hours spent in meetings.
8 | Setting an agenda is recommended, yet many do not follow this best practice.
9 | Vertical industries, such as education, healthcare, and government, spend more time in meetings.
10 | People experience meetings the same way the world over.
Meetings are a fact of business life, so why not make your gatherings as useful as possible? Abacus Technologies can help. Our unified communications (UC) solutions are designed to improve collaboration, productivity, and overall performance. *Data provided by Mitel.
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