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Pointless meetings will cost companies $541bn in 2019

by LLB Reporter
11th Jan 19 8:03 am

A new report from the world’s leading scheduling platform, Doodle, interviewed over 6,500 professionals across the UK, Germany, the USA and Switzerland, and examined 19 million meetings arranged through its platform in 2018.

  • Professionals spend 2 hours a week in pointless meetings, which will add up to over $541bn worth of resource in 2019

  • The average professional spends three hours a week in meetings – making two thirds of all meetings unnecessary or a waste of time

  • Cumulatively, 24bn hours will be lost to pointless meetings in the next year

  • More than a third (37%) of professionals consider unnecessary meetings to be the biggest cost to their organisation

  • 76% of professionals prefer face to face meetings to calls or video chats

  • Mornings are overwhelmingly the best time to hold a meeting – with 70% of professionals preferring meetings between 8am and 12pm


Online scheduling platform Doodle today announces the launch of its comprehensive The Doodle State of Meetings Report 2019, a brand new in-depth look at the current state of meetings in the workplace, incorporating proprietary data and new research conducted with 6,528 professionals in the UK, Germany and the USA.

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