Do you feel like meetings are something that just happen to you? Like you have no control over your calendar? Are your days dotted with performance check-ins, general life catch-ups with your boss, meetings to prep for meetings? How often do you think, "This could have been an email?"
If you've reached peak meeting burnout, you're not alone. The pandemic has thrown many of us into digital communication overdrive, as managers try to keep tabs on far-flung workers and teams are forced to coordinate projects remotely.
Some workers – 70% in a recent poll – think going back to the office will help with meeting overload. But if your company is going hybrid, expect things to be messy.
— The Wall Street Journal