With the proliferation of Web conferencing options and the seemingly unavoidable stresses and inconveniences involved in travel, it’s natural that companies are questioning whether meetings are worth the time and effort. After all, no one cheers at the thought of attending yet another sales meeting. But don’t cash in your plane tickets just yet; according to a recent survey by Maritz Travel Company, the right kinds of meetings can be useful.
In a survey of more than 800 people who had just attended a large company-sponsored meeting or event, 92 percent of respondents said meetings or events are an effective way to communicate a company’s business message. Further, almost 90 percent of employees said the information they’d gained during company meetings would help expand or improve their job performance. In addition, more than 85 percent of those surveyed said meetings were a good way to network with their coworkers.
There are keys to making meetings successful, says Steve O’Malley, vice president of operations for Maritz Travel. Here are some suggestions.
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