Answering 9 Questions About Making Virtual Meetings Better: Leveraging Meeting Science

Photo from Farmweek, 11/8/2018

An estimated 55 million meetings occur a day. Sadly, my research suggests only around 50% of meeting time is effective and engaging. Unfortunately, these effectiveness numbers drop lower when it comes to virtual meetings. An intriguing twist: when we surveyed people and asked whether they preferred attending virtual meetings or face-to-face meetings, the majority say the virtual meeting. Why would people prefer something that they evaluate as being so poor? The answer: so they can multitask. Clearly, this speaks to the increased difficulty of leading a virtual meeting.