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91% of professionals admit to daydreaming in meetings!

Are meetings wasting your time? 


You’re not alone. While meetings are always well intentioned, they usually end up spiralling off topic with no outcome, eventually becoming a “bad meeting”. Unfortunately, these bad meetings are what erode performance and impact your company’s bottom line. See the three reasons why meetings get a “bad” rap: 


REASON 1: 


MEETINGS TAKE UP TOO MUCH TIME 


Most professionals attend a total of 61.8 meetings per month. 


A survey of office workers show they are spending a quarter of their work week in meetings or in meeting prep. Work for 40 years and you’ll spend 10 years in meetings or getting ready to be in them. 


About a third of employees say meetings are inefficient and could be shorter. 


REASON 2: 


MEETINGS LACK FOCUS AND STRUCTURE


Of the professionals who meet on a regular basis, 91% admit to daydreaming and 73% say they do unrelated work in meetings.  50% of time spent in meetings is entirely useless, due to the lack of any kind of agenda or plan regarding the meeting itself.  73% considered having a “prepared agenda” as very important.  


They also say their meetings never start and end on time, technology challenges often contributing to the delay. 


89% of people believe that better technology could improve their meetings. 


REASON 3: 


POST MEETING, THERE’S NO FOLLOW THROUGH 


Even if you have a good meeting that feels focused and productive, if nothing happens afterwards...it’s a still a bad meeting. 


Specific actions, owners & timelines are unclear: generalisations and lots of “we” don’t specify what needs to get done, who’s responsible and when it needs to be done by. 


Information is all over the place: 61% of workers today use more than four applications and 13% access more than 11 applications on a daily basis, increasing the challenge to follow through and progress against action items. 


THE BOTTOM LINE: AN ESTIMATED $37 BILLION IS LOST EVERY YEAR TO UNPRODUCTIVE MEETINGS 


NEED HELP BREAKING THE BAD MEETING CYCLE? 


Let Collaborate, the unified communications bolt-on to our great value hosted platform, help you end bad meetings once and for all. With one system, launch audio and video conferencing, desktop screen and application sharing, view attendee list, and send external participants a guest share link to join, you can rely on Collaborate to keep your meetings on track and more productive so your bad meetings are a thing of the past. 


TELL ME MORE! 


I WANT TO BECOME A MEETING HERO!


I WANT TO BREAK THE BAD MEETING CYCLE 


Call us today on 0333 200 1528.