UK managers suffocated by meetings madness

More
than half of UK workers spend at least a working day each week in meetings, new
research shows.

The
study reveals that British managers feel suffocated by the burden of time spent
in meetings, because of the approach taken by British businesses.

The
Mind Manager Effectiveness Survey Report 2003
found:

·
63 per cent of managers use whiteboards or pen and paper to communicate in
meetings

·
52 per cent spend six or more hours in meetings per week

·
25 per cent spend 10 or more hours per week in meetings

·
25 per cent have meetings every day

"Britain’s
business managers are working hard to instil a more effective culture of
teamwork among their colleagues, but meetings have become a noose around their
necks, preventing them from achieving their potential," said Peter Bragg,
channel manager of Mindjet UK.

The
report is based on a study of business managers in more than 600 companies with
50 plus employees, and covers a range of sectors including IT, financial
services, manufacturing and telecommunications.

By Quentin Reade

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