Too many or just enough to get the job done?
Every day, in offices and workspaces across the globe, and now remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, companies are having meetings. Some of these meetings are necessary and productive, while others are not.
But are we having too many meetings? Hopefully not, since according to the State of Meetings Report put out by Doodle, poorly organized meetings can cost businesses as much as $399 billion in a given year.
We asked you how many meetings you attend per week, and whether you believe the majority of those meetings could have been accomplished by email.
Thirty-six percent of you have one to three meetings a week, while 28% attend between four and six meetings weekly. Thirteen percent don’t have any meetings, while 12% attend more than 10 meetings.
As for whether the majority of those meetings could have been accomplished by email, results were almost evenly split. 52% said yes, while 48% said no.
So, it does seem like companies might have a tendency to conduct too many meetings, since more than half of respondents believe the majority of their meetings could be better accomplished over email. Not every task or managerial update needs to come with a one-hour meeting. Managers should keep announcements and company initiatives to email and save in-person meetings for brainstorming or projects that need employee input.
Anything else you want to say about meetings at work? Let us know in the comments section below!