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Employees Spend 7 Hours In Virtual Meetings



Bircom CEO Can İlkhan said, “We don’t give up on the concept of online meetings”.

With the shaping of the HYBRID working world, virtual meetings and their accompanying collaborations, and video conferencing solutions have become important for both employees and corporate owners.

According to a study conducted by EPSOS and EPOS, while more than 7 hours a week are spent in virtual meetings, the duration was only 2 hours compared to last year.

Among the most important reasons why organizations prefer virtual meetings instead of face-to-face meetings, time and cost reasons take place. Another important factor that stands out is the quality of the meeting. Technical problems that occur in virtual meetings have a negative impact on both institutions and employees. When the right technology is not preferred and the right choices are not made, it is seen that while people are distracted, there is also a decrease in productivity and focus as well. The hybrid working model, which combines formal working environments with remote working, also allows the development of new technologies. Virtual collaborations, which are one of the tools of the virtual business world, should provide a seamless connection between the office and outside the office communications.


CEO of Bircom Can Ilkhan, who stated that hybrid work will maintain its dominance in the future, also stated that the role of face-to-face meetings should not be ignored. Ilkhan said, “In a recent study, we see that 67% of employees expressed that they want more face-to-face communication after the pandemic. When the world returns to the ‘new normal,’ experts predict that there will be a 25% increase in time spent in face-to-face meetings and a 13% decrease in virtual meeting requests. Without a doubt, it will be nice to attend the meetings we are used to when everyone returns to workplaces physically in a full-time, alternate, or partial way, but we will not be able to give up on the idea of the virtual meeting. All of us wish to have collaborative meetings with colleagues from all around the world without any problems, not just in our local office. Therefore, when meetings with small physical groups are back , it will also be a standard practice to call colleagues who work remotely, and virtual meeting collaborations will become a key component of hybrid work from now on.”