Workplace Meetings

Joseph A. Allen and Steven G. Rogelberg

in Management

ISBN: 9780199846740
Published online January 2013 | | DOI:
Workplace Meetings


Workplace meetings are typically defined as three or more individuals coming together to discuss a work-related matter. They are typically scheduled in advance, last between thirty and sixty minutes, and can be conducted face-to-face, in distributed contexts, or in a combination of forms. According to the research presented here, employees spend an average of six hours per week in scheduled meetings, and managers in larger organizations spend the majority of their time, up to 75 percent, on meeting-related activities (e.g., planning, scheduling, and attending meetings). These extraordinarily common workplace events take many forms (e.g., face-to-face, sit-down, stand-up, and virtual) and are used for a multitude of purposes (e.g., Decision Making, collaborating, organizing, directing work behavior, disseminating information, and developing strategy). Workplace meetings are studied across disciplines including management, psychology, sociology, anthropology, and management and information systems.

Article.  13964 words. 

Subjects: Business and Management

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