Ben Laker, Vijay Pereira, Pawan Budhwar and Ashish Malik
The Surprising Impact of Meeting-Free Days
Many organizations are implementing no-meeting days, but finding the optimal weekly balance requires deliberation
MIT Sloan Management Review, 2022
Setting aside no-meeting days can boost productivity, employee engagement and job satisfaction.
A growing number of companies no longer regard meetings as the best tool for maintaining and enhancing team collaboration and cohesion. An in-depth survey of 76 businesses worldwide revealed that introducing meeting-free days led to a rise in productivity of 71%, an increase in cooperation of 55% and a boost in job satisfaction of 52%. Writing in the MIT Sloan Management Review, professors Ben Laker, Vijay Pereira, Pawan Budhwar and Ashish Malik provide all the data and explain how to create an optimal meeting practice for your company.
About the Authors
All four authors are leadership, business or human resources professors: Ben Laker teaches at the Henley Business School at the University of Reading, Vijay Pereira at NEOMA Business School, Pawan Budhwar at Aston University’s Aston Business School, and Ashish Malik at Newcastle Business School at the University of Newcastle.
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