It’s not just you. As it turns out, there has been a significant increase in both the number and types of meetings today’s modern workers are having. A new research report conducted by Ovum, and issued today, explores the changing meeting behaviors and requirements of the online collaboration tools and collaborative workforce, along with the evolving habits of today’s connected employee. We believe it’s the largest study of its kind ever produced.
Among the findings: More than 50% of workers reported an increase in the sheer number of meetings they are expected to attend; 2/3 of these workers indicate that at least 1/2 of their meetings are not of value; and worse, chronic late start times of these meetings are having a very real impact on worker productivity, most notably with executives, who, on average, are losing 3 hours a week – 5 1/2 days per year – in meeting delays alone.
You can get a full copy of the Ovum report, Collaboration 2.0: Death of the Web Conference (As We Know It) here, or get some quick highlights from the infographic below.