The olden days of voice only

In the olden days when people wanted to collaborate they would jump on a conference call vs. jumping on a video call. It was extremely common to have a number of calls during any given week, and the larger the business the more conference calls there were.

How many is too many?

There is an upper limit to how many meetings you can constructively have, and it’s not equal to the free space on your calendar.

That’s because a few things are in play:

  1. You need time to do the things
  2. It’s not just about the time, it’s about the energy (i.e. you’re not just promising time)

Conf calls and multitasking

What do you do when you are on a video call? Are you more likely to multitask if you’re on a audio call than video? If you want to know my thoughts on multitasking then check out the episode called multitasking. You might be surprised.

My experience

🤣 Does my experience in the corporate world of calendars and conference calls mirror your own experiences? Let me know!