1Modern Meetings: Fast, Online and Happening at Any Time
by Jeffrey Burt
2Most 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.
3Women Are Attending More Meetings
According to Blue Jeans’ survey, women attend 11 percent more meetings than men.
4Running a Company Can Mean Running Late
CEOs, CTOs and the founders of companies tend to be most often late to meetings.
5It’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.
6Meetings Aren’t Just for Mondays Anymore
Wednesdays and Thursdays are the most popular meeting days, and one in 10 meetings are held on weekends.
7There’s Still Time for Lunch
There is a 20 percent decline in meetings between noon and 1 p.m.
8Start 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.
9People 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.
10Collaboration 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.