Some pande-positivity? Shorter meetings

Remote work has altered our sense of time.


August 5, 2020

There’s a lot of COVID negativity out there — but look on the bright side:

  1. You’ve memorized your credit card number from ordering so much delivery.
  2. You don’t have to smile at strangers because you’re wearing a mask.
  3. The average work meeting got 20% shorter, new research says.

You got some of your day back…

It’s true: The total amount of time we spend in meetings is down 12%. That’s despite our vicious overseers managers — the number of meetings we slog through per day is up 13%.

… too bad the days never end

The average workday has stretched ~50 minutes longer. Oof.

Some workers might be logging off later because they’ve taken a midday break, but we all know how easy it is to tell yourself you’re done after just one more thing.

So here’s an idea: Get off your ass and go get nothing done.

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