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The State of Meetings Today

Why Do Meetings Have a Bad Reputation?

Meetings dominate the way in which we do business today. In fact, approximately 11 million meetings occur in the U.S. each and every day. Although many of us complain about meetings, we can all expect to spend our careers deeply immersed in them. Most professionals attend a total of 61.8 meetings per month and research indicates that over 50 percent of this meeting time is wasted. Assuming each of these meetings is one hour long, professionals lose 31 hours per month in unproductive meetings, or approximately four work days. Considering these statistics, it's no surprise that meetings have such a bad reputation.

How Are Unproductive Meetings Affecting Us?

Most professionals who meet on a regular basis admit to daydreaming (91%), missing meetings (96%) or missing parts of meetings (95%). A large percentage (73%) say they have brought other work to meetings and 39% say they have dozed during meetings. One might be tempted to snicker at these statistics—but have you seriously considered how these inefficiencies affect you and your organization?

Some Direct Effects of Unproductive Meetings Include:

  • Meetings are longer, less efficient and generate fewer results
  • More meetings are needed to accomplish objectives
  • With so much time spent in ineffective meetings, employees have less time to get their own work done
  • Ineffective meetings create frustration at all staff levels
  • Information generated in unproductive meetings usually isn't managed properly
  • Inefficient meetings cost organizations billions of dollars each year in otherwise productive employee work time

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TANDBERG Expressway

Enabling End-to-end IP Visual Communication by Securely Traversing Firewalls and NATs

With TANDBERG's Expressway solution, you can visually communicate with suppliers, customers and telecommuters over multiple protocols with full feature sets and functionality. TANDBERG firewall traversal technology tunnels through the firewall barrier safely and seamlessly-for affordable, secure visual communication. Read this whitepaper and find out how you can enable end-to-end IP video conferences by securely traversing firewalls and NATs.

Click here to read the whitepaper>>

Click here to learn more about the Polycom ClassStation video conferencing solution.

Polycom ClassStation VSX

New Polycom technology brings high quality collaboration
to the classroom, allowing students interactive participation regardless of location or classroom size.

The new Polycom ClassStation VSX line is specifically designed by educators for educators, for use within any environment and any application, including K-12, universities, medical, military and corporate training. The complete systems enable teachers to expand the classroom across the world achieving more educational equity, gaining access to two-way interactive content, subject matter experts, museums, research, different cultures and even electronic field trips. View this video demonstration to learn more about the Polycom VSX ClassStation.

Click here to see the video >>


Polycom ReadiSeries

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Polycom ReadiSeries is an integrated suite of conferencing solutions—Polycom ReadiManager SE200 scheduling and management platform, Polycom ReadiConvene unified conference bridge, and Polycom ReadiRecorder audio conference recording and playback system—that enable organizations to easily deploy and manage rich media conferencing and collaboration services...

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Polycom V2IU

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The Polycom V2IU Series enables reduced costs for your enterprise, by simplifying deployment, management and security of converged video, voice and data networks...

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Polycom QSX

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The Polycom QSX allows users to instantly share a live view of a computer screen with remote locations, simply by dialing a Polycom conference phone. It's an easy and secure...

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