Meetings – unavoidable companions of the daily work routine. However, they are often perceived as a stressful and time-consuming part of everyday personnel life. But what do employees actually think about meetings per se?
When it comes to meetings, opinions are clearly split into two extremes – absolute advocacy or strong aversion. Regardless of the subjective views of employees, it should be noted that despite their sometimes negative associations, meetings can have a positive impact on everyday working life. The majority of respondents (74 percent) are convinced that meetings are a valuable tool for making decisions. Furthermore, many employees (71 percent) say that meetings are an effective tool for developing individual approaches to solving different problems. 71 percent of employees also say that meetings are important for maintaining or creating a bond with colleagues, especially in times of remote work.
On the other hand, there are also negative aspects. A large proportion of respondents (69 percent) state that they are basically confronted with too many meetings in their day-to-day work. They also state that meetings are a significant reason for increased overtime due to their duration and frequency. Due to the time invested in them, many are unable to complete their work in the remaining number of hours. The conclusion is clear: 57 percent of respondents think that they participate in too many meetings, in most of which they are unable to contribute any active added value. The ineffective distribution of time resources, negatively affects the motivation, attention span and energy reserves of employees.