Unnecessary Meetings a Top Pet Peeve

July 19, 2011 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Nearly one-third (31%) of managers interviewed for an Accountemps survey said beginning or ending late tops their list of meeting pet peeves.

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.