Science-Backed Strategies to Confront Meeting Overload andrew.taylor Tue, 06/01/2021 – 17:27
In April 2020, Zoom made headlines when it reported a 50% surge in users over the course of one month, reaching approximately 300 million each day (a figure that was later replaced with 300 million “daily meeting participants”). Semantics oversight aside, a 50% increase in meeting participants is astounding — yet few were likely surprised by this report of sudden meeting overload. In fact, for many newly-remote working professionals, it seemed like they personally attended several million Zoom meetings each week.
Okay — that may be a slight exaggeration. But if that resonates with you, you weren’t just imagining it.
A working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research explored the impact of