Second, data from the India respondents showed the following trends in three areas, namely productivity, effectiveness and culture:

  • 90% of respondents cited difficulties in getting their work done on top of attending all their meetings.
  • 74% cited having to work overtime at least a few days a week due to meeting overload, compared to 51% globally.
  • 80% agreed to prompts that they felt drained on days when they had many meetings.
  • 70% of respondents cited feeling lonely at work, even when they attended many meetings, compared to 55% globally.
  • 88% of respondents cited being frequently in meetings that ended in a decision to schedule a follow-up meeting.
  • 66% of respondents cited often attending meetings where no goal had been communicated.(41%)
  • 91% thought agendas led to productive meetings.
  • 82% cited that most of their meetings could have been done in half the time.