Just looking at the U.S., there are up to 55 million meetings every single workday (Lehmann-Willenbrock et al. 2018). Studies have shown, that employees and managers attend approximately 3.2 meetings per week, but while employees spend on average 6 hours per week in meetings (e.g., Rogelberg, Leach, Warr, & Burnfield, 2006; Schell, 2010), employees in managerial positions spend up to 23 hours of their week in meetings and they are expected to have even more meetings in the future (Rogelberg, Scott, & Kello, 2007).
A meeting, stated by the Cambridge dictionary, is a planned occasion when people come together to discuss something.
Because of factors like globalization, demographic shifts, or the implementation of cross- functional work teams, workforces tend to get more diverse (Leibold & Voelpel, 2006; Van Knippenberg & Schippers, 2007; Williams & O’Reilly, 1998). Nowadays work teams are more racially and ethnically diverse, a higher percentage of women can be found, and the participants tend to be older, comparing to the teams from the past. This was stated by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2012 and it is still becoming more common for an employee to work in a multicultural team (Nam, Lyons, Hwang, & Kim, 2009).
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