Here’s a Good Reason to Keep Workplace Meetings to a Minimum

Like them or not, meetings are a big part of office life. According to career site The Muse, middle managers spend about 35% of their time in meetings, while high-level managers spend a whopping 50% of their time holed up in conference rooms. It’s no wonder, then, that so many employees loathe meetings and would do just about anything to get out of attending them.

But worker sentiments aside, here’s another reason why your company might want to consider limiting the extent to which employees spend time in meetings: A good 60% of workers say meetings are a major distraction at the office, according to online learning platform Udemy. In fact, meetings are what prevent a large number of workers from completing key tasks on a regular basis.

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