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Run a Better Meeting

By Edward Cone

Run a Better Meeting

99% of American IT decision makers are frustrated by other peoples' actions during meetings.

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73% admitted they usually multi--task during conference calls or meetings.

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53% don't always pay attention during meetings.

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34% admitted to having been caught not paying attention during a meeting.

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58% prefer in-person meetings to conference calls, for better focus on important matters.

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Most Frustrating Behavior by Others 72% said people side conversations 58% said checking personal emails 49% said zoning out

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Other Frustrations Reading unrelated materials 42% Leaving the room and coming back in 38% Fidgeting or spinning in their seats 26% Eating 23% Doodling 18%

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Best Technological Innovations for Meetings Live meetings/monitor sharing 64% Video conferences 59% Conference calls 49%

This article was originally published on 04-28-2010