Multi-Tasking During Meetings? This Tool Can Help You Stay Productive
Meeting engagement can be a challenge, thanks to the hectic pace of the business world and the rise of multi-tasking. Thankfully, a new GlobalMeet multi-tasking widget tool can help keep both meeting hosts and participants happy.
Do people really multi-task?
For meeting hosts around the world, it can be tricky to keep meeting participants engaged. According to a recent survey, 92 percent of information workers admitted to multitasking during meetings – while 41 percent claim they do it often or all the time.
How do participants multi-task?
When multi-tasking, participants often secretly put themselves on mute and minimize the meeting room – leaving them “free” to work on other tasks until they are either called upon to speak or feel they need to interject important information.
But this can pose a challenge. When participants need to jump back into the meeting, it’s panic time: They have to quickly search for the meeting window that’s minimized, plus they have to seamlessly unmute themselves or they will embarrassingly begin talking while muted.
How can you multi-task – while staying productive and engaged?
Driving participant engagement is simple: GlobalMeet’s Multi-Task Widget. This new Multi-Task Widget acts as a miniature version of the meeting room as it conveniently appears on the participant’s desktop when the room is not in focus so they can freely work on other tasks without losing sight of the meeting. This makes it easy for participants to quickly and easily access key meeting controls when they are away from the meeting room (like on another browser, for example), allowing them to maximize time and productivity.
Tell me more about this Multi-Task Widget.
GlobalMeet has taken the most valuable controls that live in a GlobalMeet room and incorporated them into the Multi-Task Widget. This gives participants access to viewing the active talker and mute options. Participants can also show (maximize) the meeting room with a click of a button.
The Multi-Task Widget is just one beneficial feature in the GlobalMeet universe. GlobalMeet provides collaboration and meeting software that drives participant engagement. Ask me about signing up today!