Dan Hinmon, MCSMN Director
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If You Multitask During Meetings, Your Team Will, Too

Posted by @DanHinmon, Fri, Jan 26 7:57am

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.

 

 

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