Getting the group together unnecessarily was the second most common complaint, according to 27% of respondents.
Other irritants cited by respondents include:
- Attendees using PDAs or laptops for non meeting-related activities – 18%;
- Attendees interrupting each other – 15%; and
- Meetings scheduled during lunch – 9%.
The survey was conducted by an independent research firm and is based on telephone interviews with more than 1,000 senior managers at companies with 20 or more employees.