We’re all about technology and communication, but technology isn’t always the answer. Before you schedule a video meeting or conference bridge, ask yourself “Is this meeting really necessary?” The latest info from “Marketoonist” showed that employees rated meetings as the “number one office productivity killer.”
Switching to remote and hybrid work has pushed our meetings even further – 2.5X from pre-pandemic levels, with average meeting times 10 minutes longer. Do you have 10 extra minutes?
Hubspot’s 2022 Hybrid Work Report revealed that 70% of a hybrid workers said that too many calls and meetings are disruptive to their concentration. 58% of employees reported that at least half of the meetings they joined could have been an email instead.
Meeting fatigue has increased during the pandemic. Companies have adapted to the digital transformation needed for hybrid and remote work, but technology is only part of the equation. It seems that the difficult part of this change is cultural.