/ 06 October 2023

Don’t waste my time

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Nothing’s guaranteed to get the whole office groaning more than another drawn-out meeting – so we’re thrilled to tell you that brevity is the new black. According to new data from Microsoft Teams, 15-minute meetings are the fastest-growing block of time being scheduled, making up 60% of our online gatherings. It’s a trend that’s accelerated since people got back to the office after COVID, with many wanting to lock in efficiencies and reduce time on long calls. And a few quick tips from the pros for keeping a meeting tight: limit the number of people, send a pre-read to participants, and stack a few 15-minute meets back to back to keep you on schedule. If you’re still caught in a loop of +30-minute get-togethers, here’s a reality check – the latest survey says a third of participants switch off at the 15-minute mark…

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