Covid-19 has radically changed the way meetings are conducted in the corporate world.
So instead of physical or face-to-face meetings, now we have virtual meetings happening through various applications like MSTEAMS, ZOOM, GOOGLE MEET, etc. Quite surprisingly the change is not limited to any particular industry, rather impact can be seen across sectors and organizations.
Let’s evaluate the advantage & disadvantages of this change.
#CostSavings for the organizations including but not limited to travel, venue, refreshments, etc.
#Timesavings, as travel time has reduced drastically
#Multitasking, as it allows participants to carry on with some other work if the topic being discussed is not relevant to them. They may pitch in when required.
#Meetings can be planned and executed at short notice.
#Encroachment in personal space. Longer duration calls, continuing well past the office hours.
#Timemanagement gone for a toss. Last-minute meeting invites make it difficult to plan the day.
#Multitasking at its worst when you are attending more than one call at a time. Loss of focus and no constructive output is the outcome.
#Meetings galore. The number of meetings has increased exponentially, most of them not important.
#Stress levels have increased due to continuous engagement on virtual calls.
#Unhappyworkforce.Unless you are a BPO employee, you won’t like to be on calls for the most part of the day.
Clearly, the side effects far outweigh the advantages.
This is one more example that shows how a technology that was supposed to be BOON becomes BANE by over-use. Guess it’s time to Pause, Introspect and Rectify before it’s too late.
What’s your view?
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