Nine out of ten (92%) of UK workers are irritated by meetings at work, with 68% saying that pointless meetings create a negative experience, according to the research from workplace utilisation specialists Cloudbooking.

The Employee Evolution report, which examines the attitudes of 1,000 UK employees towards the workplace, found that 41% say not being able to get a meeting room creates a negative workplace experience. Whereas other bugbears when it comes to meetings at work included:

“Despite obvious frustrations, meetings are here to stay. However, the technology exists today to make organising and running them a pain-free and almost invisible process,” explains Gerry Brennan, CEO of Cloudbooking. “Meeting room solutions are now as slick as ordering an Uber, and should operate intuitively in the background helping to create a positive experience while allowing employees to focus on the job at hand.”

The Employee Experience – The Next Stage of Evolution report is available in full here.

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