Posted by: kurtsh | March 2, 2022

INFO: A Guide to the Virtual Meeting

image_4c9e6157-62a7-43b7-8a83-426ca0060fc320220129_084806When a team of researchers at Microsoft analyzed how employees at that company were experiencing the shift to remote work, they found a surprising data point: Workers were scheduling more 30-minute meetings than they ever had before, contributing to an overall meeting-time increase of 10% each week.

This is not good news. As the researchers point out, meetings generally decrease employee productivity and happiness. It’s time to rethink (virtual) meetings.

The following two charts can guide you and your team in deciding when, why, and how to meet. The first, an HBR classic, offers a decision tree with options other than scheduling that block of time on the calendar.

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