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Thursday 18 September 2014

Meetings? What a waste of time

Published 07/04/2014 | 00:32

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Most workers think meetings are a waste of time and believe they are more productive if they stay at their desks

One in 10 workers have fallen asleep during a meeting, while a similar number have been so bored they have invented a reason to leave, according to a new report.

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One in three spend up to half the time during a presentation thinking about something else, a survey of more than 2,000 adults by electronic firm Sharp showed.

Many workers believe meetings are a waste of time, with only 16% saying they are inspiring.

Four out of five of those polled said they can be more productive by staying at their desks, while most thought talks went on too long.

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