The modern meeting is broken, yet we see a 153% increase in meetings over the last two years. We’re piling bad meetings on top of bad meetings, with the hope that things will magically change using medieval solutions like “No Meeting Mondays”.
In the last week, several studies brought light into the disconnect between employees and managers as it relates to productivity and its impact on the number of meetings that we attend:
These studies confirm the results in Read’s State of Virtual Meetings, where 1 in 5 meetings were considered bad based on the engagement and sentiment of meeting participants.
While these studies identify the problem, the solutions they provide are medieval and pre-date this new hybrid world. Proposed solutions include having an agenda sent out before the meeting, taking notes during the meeting, sharing the notes after the meeting, and “No Meeting Mondays”. These tips have existed for decades, but they haven’t prevented the problem of meeting fatigue.
Modern meetings need modern solutions where:
Time is our most valuable resource, regardless of a personal and professional setting. It is technology's job to help us free up our time and use it more wisely. In the same way that the physical map changed into Google Maps, making it easier and faster to get from point A to point B, technology will do the same with meetings.
When analytics and AI are applied to meetings using Read, the results are immediate:
The time is now to apply a modern solution to your company’s meeting problem by trying out Read for free on your next video conference call.