Meetings are intended to improve workplace productivity, yet many provide as much value as a Snapchat post — people talk, then the ideas quickly disappear into the ether with no outcomes or follow up. In fact, reports showed executives think up to 67 percent of all meetings are unproductive, costing the global economy an estimated $37 billion annually.
Given the amount of time and energy we spend in meetings, it’s surprising companies don’t invest more to ensure employees are good at them.
Meetings fail for many reasons, some of which are complex involving organizational culture and politics. Yet many meetings fail simply because people don’t follow basic best practices and because participants are multitasking and not paying attention. Compounding the issue is the fact that we are increasingly working in different locations.
Technologies like video conferencing have been shown to boost results from remote workers and virtual teams by improving focus and engagement and enhancing decision-making. New cloud services are making two-way video much simpler to use and providing a better experience across devices and the public internet, and at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions.
Educating workers about meeting best practices and arming them with video-enabled tools might be one of the fastest ways to improve productivity in many organizations. Check out “The Ugly Truth About Meetings” infographic and let us know what you think. Is your organization making the most of meetings?
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