Specifically, the use of meeting solutions surged during the pandemic. While workers globally reported that they spent, on average, 63% of their meeting time in-person in 2019, that number dropped to 33% by 2021 as more meetings took place over audio and video-enabled meeting solutions. The shift away from in-person meetings is expected to continue. Gartner predicts that by 2024, in-person meetings will drop from 60% of enterprise meetings to 25%, driven by remote work and changing workforce demographics.
“As IT leaders prepare for a mix of meeting modalities, it will be critical that they ensure equitable collaboration, tool and resource access for all meeting participants, regardless of location,” said Trueman. “Cloud-based meeting solutions and content service platforms can support this through offerings or integrations with technologies including virtual whiteboards, rich chat features, and recording and transcription capabilities.”
*For editors: The Gartner 2021 Digital Worker Experience Survey was conducted from November through December 2020 among 10,080 full-time employees at organizations with 100 or more employees in the U.S., Europe and Asia-Pacific. The Gartner 2019 Digital Workplace Survey was conducted online from March through April 2019, among 7,261 respondents in the U.S., Europe and Asia-Pacific.
Gartner clients can read more in the report “Technology to Support Collaboration for a Hybrid Workforce.” Learn more in the complimentary Gartner webinar “Gartner 2021 Digital Worker Experience Survey Results: The Real Future of Work.”
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