Meeting Behavior: A Peek Behind the Curtain


Professionals attend meetings regularly

Fifty-one percent (51%) of respondents said that they said involved more than 3 days a week and 33 percent that you have attended more than 10 sessions per week. That’s a LOT of sessions. If you consider that most of us have jobs where meetings to do just part of our activities, people spend a lot of time in the conference /huddle room.

Takeaway is that meetings are an important part of the business and provide opportunities to improve organizational and operational performance and capacity. If we, the AV industry can help a company to lead your meetings more effective and efficient, we will help you in ways that make a big impact.

Technical issues kill meeting performance

You were all in one sitting, which failed to run because the moderator failed his or her presentation on a projector? This is not a new story. Share in fact, 41% of respondents reported technical difficulties, the announcement more than half of the meetings in which he participated. It is very significant; even with all the advances in AV technology, almost half of the sessions you have any type of problem with technology. This prevents the natural flow of information and processes in these joint meetings, the establishment and the inefficiency of the negative impact on productivity more than you need-time to meet.

The lack of engagement and commitment is a problem for performance

Almost half of the respondents (44.8 per cent) indicated that meeting the participants and to engage for participation, joint responsibility of rallies they have attended. In addition, 44.2% of respondents felt that only half of the meetings that she attended, was productive/effective.

These reactions probably involve and draw a clear picture about what is happening at our meetings. Participants who do not feel the need to meet so productive as to be based on the degree of participation of those present.

We have all had the experience of sitting through the meeting rooms, which are fully under the control of one or two people where the others present more or less just observers and not participants. And if the meeting of the moderators is REALLY interesting, it’s hard to stay focused. This kind of scenarios to play every day at work, and counterproductive impact on the collaborative process, which is probably related to the fact that just over half of survey responses that we collected indicated that the meetings were more fruitful than 50% of the time.

Best to take it all in content sharing

We found that 43% of respondents is the most useful way to facilitate productive/effective meetings to the detention of several persons jointly on a single screen simultaneously. Second, 33% of respondents said faster to meet again to start.

Amazing number of responses (98.1%) indicated that you will find it valuable if the content has been with the group display in the space. Share the most popular types of content, viewing photos/images (61.9%), PDF documents (46.4%) and MS Office applications (45.2%). Many of us are visual learners. The result is to bring many different skills together in one room that the content is divided and displayed to the group it is important that the flow of information in the process of cooperation.

Based on the results of this survey, we were able to determine what worked in the past and what are the problems facing the enterprises of the industry A. V., as it tries to better serve their clients. So, what can you say about the current technological environment we are in? Where can we read between the lines and find ways that are not obvious?

We decided to think outside the box in the analysis of our latest poll. Another option, which we recommend to explore non-industry trends in technology to try to get one meter that the needs of customers today and what they will develop in the future.

The meeting will be mobile

BYOD is a hot term right now. Each of the IT-bloggers to the school management politicians (wink, wink, Hillary Clinton) may be bound to the latest trend of mobile devices frequently in class, conference rooms, huddle room… you name it. Most of us connected our mobile devices, so it should come as no surprise that we have come to expect that these devices are used as tools to access content in the workplace as well as in our social life.

Our recent survey confirms this trend: In 2012 we conducted a survey in which we asked which items people usually at the meetings. We asked a similar question in 2015. To interpret by comparing the answers, it’s just the results, but they point to trends that we see, we see in technology.

In 2012, 78.7% said that they will bring, as a rule, a pen and paper in meetings. In 2015, this proportion will be reversed only 19.8 percent. In 2012 the number of Android tablets brought to the sessions was 8.7%. In 2015 our results, these devices, which are more than three times in popularity (25.6%). show We saw increases among all wireless devices, regardless of type, manufacturer and operating system.

These trends reflect a monumental change in our behavior with respect to mobile computing, and this change, planning organizations should, because it doesn’t look like to change it in the near future.

Most meetings are not BYOD-friendly… more

Unfortunately, only four percent (4%) of respondents said that they support the majority of your meetings focused on shared content, that the content is divided wireless. So most of the content parts on the basis of meetings and still no wireless support, but you hanging, probably (yet) from the video cable and/or drive thumb.. This implies the gap between user-behavior (mobility/BYOD-trend) and organizational support/infrastructure. In-room wireless collaboration technology has not yet been implemented in these cases or not yet as a viable solution, in the premises of the decision-makers for transmission of the content of these meetings. So, it is obvious that the wireless collaboration market is still maturing, and solutions. However, in this case, the poll-the answer seems to be ‘negative’ on the surface has another positive effect.

It is promising that the vast majority of the survey responses the value of the content-BYOD-based collaboration, even if the majority of decision-makers who do not receive at the organizational level has received, it still does not reflect the inherent need Wi-Fi for joint work products, and meetings-to understand the audience, think. When hard to meet user demand for the technology organization, as a rule, eventually fall into line. But the organization, which most benefit those that find trend and act quickly to implement solutions, the gap between the behavior and the infrastructure of support, before heading into the abyss of performance.

Mersive is a leading provider of wireless media streaming and collaboration software for business, education, and government markets. Mersive Solstice is a software product allow any number of users to simultaneously stream content from computers, tablets and phones any display wirelessly from your devices via the existing network. Solstice facilitates collaboration between knowledge workers encourage dedication, facilitate decision making and increase productivity conference halls and auditoriums.


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