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Report on the State of Meetings 2021

Doodle – State of Meetings 2021 – April 2021 – An analysis of meetings and how they changed – “Meetings have long been a major aspect of the business world. From board meetings to sales pitches, that in-person interaction has kept our economic cogs turning. As the global economy has continued that journey forward, the reliance on meetings has increased. In fact, according to research conducted by the Harvard Business Review, meeting times have increased from around ten hours a week in the 1960s to nearly 23 hours by 2020. All this extra time meeting can have a strain on many aspects of our lives – both at work and at home. It’s not just the time eaten up by meetings that could be used doing other important tasks. More meetings often result in people having to work beyond the end of the business day and at weekends. This is why more and more research is showing that people are getting increasingly frustrated by unproductive and unnecessary meetings…”

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