According to the survey, 56% of the respondents indicated 5-10 hours of meetings a week, yet 37% said they typically have 11-30 hours of meetings a week – which for some means a staggering average of up to 6 hours of meetings a day.
These statistics support the saying “I live going from a meeting to another” which affects many office workers’ daily lives. And when meetings occur, there are all sort of potential obstacles in the path of the ongoing conversation. Survey respondents indicated an average duration of 3-8 minutes, per meeting, can be lost due to technical malfunctions or mismatches: getting a Wi-Fi pass, starting the projector, opening files and the list goes on.
Besides, since we live in a living world where ambient sounds are abundant, there are often background noises overlaying most conversations and the survey of Plantronics shows that 56% of the respondents suggest they can hear side conversations in the background – and for 12% this conversation sounded like a disagreement. 29% recalled the sound of an ambulance siren as talk stopper, 26% were uncomfortable due to hearing music in the background, 24% heard a dog barking in the distance. Office buildings are not hermetically built, so all the surrounding noise is affecting us all.
Plantronics commissions surveys every few years to help identify the needs of office workers and such information helps to define, develop and deliver innovative communication audio devices, such as the Voyager 5200 UC series and Plantronics EncorePro, Plantronics BLACKWIRE C725, and Plantronics 8200 UC.
Plantronics is a global leader in audio communications for businesses and consumers and has been present in Romania since late 1990s through a long-standing partnership with local distributor ABN Systems International, www.abnsystems.ro.
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