1How Tech Issues, Distractions and Other Problems Make for Bad Meetings
Whether it’s a faulty conference call connection or a failed video feed, tech problems have emerged as quite common during business meetings, according to a recent survey from Barco. The resulting report, titled “Science of Success: Factors Impacting Meeting Engagement,” indicates that reliable tech performance proves essential—especially since multimedia presentations increase meeting participants’ interest levels. It’s not all about tech either, as late arrivals, interruptions and unfavorable seating positions—and even the presence of food—can cause attendees to lose interest and “check out.” An estimated 500 U.S. senior business professionals took part in the research. This slide show presents key findings from the survey, with charts provided courtesy of Barco.
2Tech Problems Contribute to Meeting Woes
3Multimedia Tools Enhance Engagement
4High Meeting Volume Causes Participants to ‘Check Out’
5Counterproductive Interruptions Are Common
6Late Arrivals Serve as Source of Irritation
7‘Positioned’ for Meeting Success?
8Total Focus Remains Elusive
9‘Menu Options’ Make a Difference
On a lighter note, 39 percent of respondents admit that they attend meetings “just for food.” That said, one-quarter said they get distracted by food served during a meeting.