Getting fed up of all those virtual meetings? You’re not alone!

So how are all those virtual meetings working out for you during lockdown?

If your experience is similar to that of more than three-quarters (75.9%) of the UK population, you are finding them a waste of time – and one in three people (34.4%) admit than they excuse themselves from online meetings that they get bored of.

This rather disparaging view of virtual meetings emerged from a new study by independent job board CV-Library in which 2,000 working professionals were surveyed. The study also found that men (81.3%) were most likely to see them as a waste of time and also were more likely to abandon an online altogether (40.7% of men vs 26.8% of women).

Alongside this, a staggering 96.3% of UK workers currently have up to four virtual meetings a day, with each of these lasting around an hour. Worse still, 13.9% said they spend around 6.5 hours in virtual meetings every day.

However, over half of respondents (55.1%) say their most productive meetings are under 30 minutes long. 

• What’s been your experience of virtual meetings? Let us know by emailing us at [email protected] or tweet us to tell us your thoughts or share this story with a friend.

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