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For most people, a canceled work meeting might be cause for celebration. In fact, the pointlessness of meetings has become a cultural phenomenon, one that’s been highlighted in social media, television shows, and cartoons for years.
But despite our collective disdain for unnecessary meetings, the recent shift to remote working has led to — you guessed it — even more meetings. One study found that at large U.S. organizations there were 60% more remote meetings per employee in 2022 as compared to 2020. What’s interesting is that this growth was almost solely due to an increase in unscheduled, spontaneous meetings,