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Does it feel like you spend more time in meetings than doing actual work?

Well, your intuition is probably right.

Microsoft recently published its 2023 Work Trend Index report. It includes some analysis of how workers are using the Microsoft 365 suite of applications. It shows, on average, workers spend most of their time (57%) communicating and only 43% creating things.

There’s a lot to unpack from that finding.

Communicating covers meetings, email and online chat. Perhaps you could get more creative work done if you had fewer meetings to attend.

However, only those in a position of relative power/seniority have a lot of control over which meetings they attend and for how long.

For the rest of us, my advice is: get better at communicating. If you’re going to be spending more than a day of each week in meetings, make sure you get the most out of them.

And for emails and online chat, find ways to be more productive.

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