As vital as meetings are to business success, they can also be frustrating and problematic. One of the biggest gripes we hear from employees is that meetings are unproductive and a waste of time.

Download our Q2 2020 State of Meetings report to learn how to maximize the effectiveness of your meetings by leveraging key findings and trends, such as:

doodle-point The most common notice period given ahead of meetings is five or more days (66 percent), followed by 10+ days (42 percent) and 15+ days (28 percent). But urgency occasionally calls for meetings to be scheduled with less than 24 hours’ warning.

doodle-point The duration and size of meetings impact their effectiveness. Shorter meetings (15 minutes and 30 minutes) edged out the standard default of one-hour meetings. Additionally, smaller group meetings (four to five participants) reigned supreme.

doodle-point There is no time in the workday when Americans are less likely to have meetings, except for 12:00 pm noon when there is a slight dip to 9 percent. But then the percentage of meetings jumps up to 13 percent just one hour later, at 1:00 pm. This shows a clear pattern: Americans are always meeting and always working.