A study of 500 office workers has found most of those questioned are attending an average of eight meetings a week, but many believe they are a waste of time, devising ways of relieving the boredom.
Mullins, founder of Pimlico Plumbers, which operates via a team of 133 professional plumbers and a support staff of 35, said: “I don’t believe in meetings at all. British businesses have gone boardroom mad, with some workers now in meetings every single day. It’s excessive and a complete waste of time.
“I’m sure there are many who would be happy to sit in a meeting all day, doing nothing, as long as they are getting paid for it.”
Charlie added: “I’m not surprised to hear that workers are creating ways of distraction to relieve their boredom in meetings. One in 10 workers have apparently fallen asleep and others constantly check their phones – it’s clear for all to see that meetings are pointless and most people are not even listening.
“Companies should take a leaf out of Pimlico’s book and make it less talk more work. At Pimlico we don’t need to spend hours in a boardroom discussing things that never get done, it only takes me 60 seconds to make a decision!”
Do you agree with Charlie? Does your business spend too much time in meetings and not enough time actually doing the work?