Data points

By Learning Forward
December 2020
Vol. 41, No. 6
6-10 hours per week is norm for online meetings  With videoconferences the new norm in workplace meetings, the Goodman Center surveyed 4,405 nonprofit professionals — 43% of whom work in education — to learn what’s working and what’s not in online meetings. Sixty percent of respondents reported spending six to 10 hours per week in online meetings, and 17% spend more than 20 hours per week. Respondents rated “engaging presentation” as the No. 1 factor in making an online experience positive. Yet “lack of engagement” was the second most commonly reported negative experience, and nearly half of respondents admitted to multitasking frequently during online meetings. Perhaps unsurprisingly, 48% of those who facilitate online meetings have had no training. The report includes trends and recommendations for

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