Insight published a report with an astounding statistic: employees are failing to show up to almost half of scheduled meetings. These "ghost meetings" are killing productivity and ushering in a revolution in corporate meeting culture.
The easy answer is to hire more dedicated employees and flip management, right? Well, not so fast...a couple statistics from the report:
Only 6% of meetings have 10 or more attendees whereas 76% have three or less attendees
20% of meetings are booked within 15 minutes of them taking place
10% of meetings include non-employee participants
30% of scheduled meetings are complete no-shows
The issue is that legacy office spaces don't facilitate this changing corporate culture, and large meeting rooms have become obsolete ghost towns. Worse yet, according to the report the lack of available rooms delay meetings and increase employee frustration, thereby affecting decision making and having an altogether nasty effect on productivity.