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Sounds like work: Meetings, by the numbers

  • A new study is out about the state of the modern work meeting
  • Blue Jeans Network, who conducted the study, say in-person meetings and 9-5 workdays are a thing of the past
  • Do any of these statistics ring familiar with you?
Sounds like work: Meetings, by the numbers

Have you been late to a work meeting this week? How often do you participate in meetings? When was the last time you had a meeting during lunch?

On Wednesday, video communication startup Blue Jeans Network -- which helps companies like Facebook and FourSquare collaborate -- released its inaugural study of the state of the modern meeting.

The company found that the traditional 9-5 workday, in-person meetings, and male leadership in meetings are all slowly going the way of the dinosaur.  

The company found that Wednesdays and Thursdays are the most popular days for meetings, with 61% of meetings taking place on those two days. They also found that almost half of all meetings (49%) take place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., but that there has been a 20% decline in meetings during lunch hour, or 12-1 p.m.

Here are some other fun findings:

  • Less than half of all meetings start on time. The Midwest is the most punctual region in the U.S.
  • CEOs, CTOs, and founders are most often late to meetings
  • 77% of the time, people join meetings from their computer, instead of in person
  • Only 56% join meetings in a conference room, 30% join by phone
  • Women attend 11% more meetings than men in general and 14% more on weekends
  • 25% more weekday meetings are held in February than any other month
  • California has the highest frequency of meetings
  • Singapore, San Francisco, Prague, Dubai and New York are some of the most collaborative cities

Do any of these stats sound like your office?

Note: The company based their data on more than a million meetings hosted on Blue Jeans Network in 177 countries. 

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