Rambling, disorganized meetings seem to be frustrating quite a few workers these days.
According to the aptly named "Ouch Point" survey by Opinion Research USA, some 27 percent of people polled said they were frustrated with disorganized meetings, followed by 17 percent who griped they were fed up with people in meetings who interrupt their peers and try to hog the limelight. And those ringing cell phones? Sixteen percent said those were an irritant, although only 5 percent reported Blackberries drove them crazy when used during a meeting.
Other sources of annoyance during meetings: people who fall asleep; no bathroom breaks; long sessions withhout refresments; people leaving early or arriving late; meetings starting late and no written recap of the outcome.
For more information, check out the complete survey at www.opinionresearch.com.