Modern Meetings: Fast, Online and Happening at Any Time

1 - Modern Meetings: Fast, Online and Happening at Any Time
2 - Most Meetings Last Less Than an Hour
3 - Women Are Attending More Meetings
4 - Running a Company Can Mean Running Late
5 - It's No Longer a 9-to-5 World
6 - Meetings Aren't Just for Mondays Anymore
7 - There's Still Time for Lunch
8 - Start Times Aren't Always Set in Stone
9 - People Join Meetings From All Over, and On All Devices
10 - Collaboration Is a Worldwide Affair
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Modern Meetings: Fast, Online and Happening at Any Time

by Jeffrey Burt

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Most Meetings Last Less Than an Hour

Though they may feel like they go on forever, an average business meeting lasts 45 minutes, and has 4.3 participants.

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Women Are Attending More Meetings

According to Blue Jeans' survey, women attend 11 percent more meetings than men.

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Running a Company Can Mean Running Late

CEOs, CTOs and the founders of companies tend to be most often late to meetings.

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It's No Longer a 9-to-5 World

Early-morning meetings and traditional 9-to-5 days are no longer the norm, according to the survey. Forty-nine percent of meetings take place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and most workdays end by 10 p.m.

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Meetings Aren't Just for Mondays Anymore

Wednesdays and Thursdays are the most popular meeting days, and one in 10 meetings are held on weekends.

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There's Still Time for Lunch

There is a 20 percent decline in meetings between noon and 1 p.m.

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Start Times Aren't Always Set in Stone

According to Blue Jeans' survey, fewer than half—49 percent—of meetings start on time, and meetings in the Midwest are more likely to start on time than those on the East or West coasts.

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People Join Meetings From All Over, and On All Devices

The workforce is becoming more mobile, so people are using a growing variety of devices to check into meetings. They're using laptops or desktops 77 percent of the time, conference rooms 56 percent of the time, telephones 30 percent, and video-enabled mobile devices—including smartphones and tablets—30 percent.

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Collaboration Is a Worldwide Affair

New York, San Francisco, Singapore, Prague in the Czech Republic, and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates are among the cities from which people most frequently collaborate, according to Blue Jeans' survey.

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