Okay – we know you’re using the old “oh, I was on mute” excuse to gather your thoughts because you were multi-tasking and didn’t hear a word that was said. Right?
If you’re a manager, this HBR article says you’re sending a message to your team that “It’s OK to not pay attention.” And you can’t use the excuse that you’re spending too much time in meetings. This study found multi-tasking during meetings is more a choice or habit than an essential step to getting your work done.
“Managers with 10-15 hours of meetings are just about as likely to multi-task as those with over 30 hours of meetings.”
Read the article for tips on what to do.