Virtual group meetings accounted for 41% of meetings scheduled in Q2 2020, and  the number of virtual-only group meetings rose by 109% during that time. (MicroOne/Shutterstock)

Dunkin Donuts would have us believe that "America runs on Dunkin," but we know the truth: America runs on meetings.  An Attentiv study from 2015 said there were close to 11 million meetings held in the country each day, and employees attended 62 meetings on average every month. Time spent in meetings has increased by ten percent year over year since 2000. The only thing seemingly more certain in American corporate life than meetings is expressing dissatisfaction about having so many meetings.

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Richard Binder

Richard Binder, based in New York, is part of the social media team at ALM. He is also a 2014 recipient of the ASPBE Award for Excellence in the Humorous/Fun Department.