Dentist vs frequent working meetings?
A recent survey has revealed that more than 60% of employees would rather attend the dentist instead of having to frequently attend work meetings whether virtual or in-person. The survey concluded that this could be down to the impact of back-to-back work meetings on employee’s wellbeing.
It seems that two meetings in a row are most likely to make employees feel low on energy, with over a third stating this, followed by feeling stressed and feeling distracted.
The survey suggests that business owners and managers need to adapt the way meetings are conducted to suit the new working environment, whether by fundamentally changing the structure of meetings, or by seeking feedback from employees about what can make them feel more engaged and productive in meetings.
One way to achieve better meeting outcomes is to ensure that each meeting has a set goal or agenda so that all talking points are covered, and in a timely manner!