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PASSION FOR PROJECTS 2023 CONGRESS

Space Stockholm March 13-14

 

 

The Future of Meetings

 

There is an ongoing inflation, 

a meeting inflation.

 

The latest development in IT as well as the recent, urgent demand to continue to communicate and run businesses despite isolation and lock-downs has led to some significant advances and change in how we meet. It is now possible to hold and attend meetings without extensive travelling which is much more sustainable for the environment and less time consuming. 

But, not having to leave our desks to go to a meeting, or from one to another, also gives us more time for… more meetings. Fresh numbers show that the number of meetings we are in during a day have grown extremely during the pandemic. ‍ According to Microsoft, the average user saw a 252% increase in the amount of time spent in meetings each week between 2020 and 2021. Also indicating that this is not all good, is a global in-depth survey by Asana Inc 2021, where 10 000 workers across the world reports that more than 55% of their day is lost to work coordination, rather than the actual tasks they had been hired to do. Harvard Business Review reported in March 2022 that 92% of employees consider meetings costly and unproductive.

 

Is a digital meeting really sustainable

if it is not efficient?

 

Companies lose billions every year on inefficient meetings and the quality of meetings have not developed exponentially in pace with the role they play in business- and project-success today. We need to stop having unnecessary meetings and inefficient meetings. With so many people working remote we need to remember that digital meetings can be just as exhausting and can lead to zoom fatigue. Just because we can go from one meeting to another in a one minute, doesn't mean we should. In a sustainable meeting culture, we need to separate the "need to meet" from work related meetings, and remember to plan time for meeting preparations. A new development according to Microsoft is that people has started to plan "no meeting slots" in their meeting calendars. 

Meetings are important. They’re the means through which collaboration and cooperation can take root and a project or goal is accomplished in the best way possible. But from the numbers above we can conclude that the inflation in meetings also mean a lot of people in a lot of bad meetings. A bad business meeting is one that lacks purpose. Nobody enjoys meeting for meeting’s sake, and therefore a meeting without a clear objective is frustrating for everybody involved as well as a very bad investment of time and resources.

Bad meetings is said to be the most underestimated business problem of our time and at PMI Sweden we recognise this as a major and interesting issue and decided to dedicate our next year's Passion for Projects Congress entirely to the Future of Meetings.

 

What is PMI's and our members' role, reason, challenges and possibilities 

to drive this development?

 

It is crucial for all organisations and projects to have a sustainable meeting culture with productive, engaging and efficient meetings. Therefore it is a top priority for us at PMI to build awareness, competence and knowledge in this field including:

 

Meeting Culture 

Meeting Management 

Meeting Technology

 

Meet us at Space in Stockholm 13-14 March in a big meet about the future of meetings.  Listen to thought leaders, scientists, futurists, experts, HR proffessionals and communication experts talking about the development of meetings. Try out different meeting formats, technique and tools and build your meeting management competence in sessions facilitated by leading certified trainers and practisioners in this field. Learn from experienced Project Managers sharing their lessons learned. 

We want you to feel inspired, motivated, equipped and ready to drive the future of meetings when the congress comes to an end. 

And of course we want you to mingle, network and have a really good time, so do not miss the party on Monday evening. 

 

Best Regards,

The Passion for Projects Congress 2023 team

 

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SAVE THE DATE 13-14 MARCH!

Do you want to affect the future of Meetings?

The PMI Sweden Chapter and the project team for the Passion for Congress 2023 welcome you to participate in one of the most important meetings about meetings. If you are interested in developing your meeting management skills, curious about new meeting tech, a stakeholder or specialist in this area, or just feel passionate about the future of meetings do not hesitate to reach out to PM to contribute as a speaker, partner or volunteer. 

More info on program and tickets will be released in December.

 

PASSION FOR PROJECTS 2023

13-14 March

Space Stockholm

 

A mindblowing, uplifting, inspiring ”big meet”.

A meeting that could impact all your future meetings! 

Keynotes and interactive sessions but also a touch and feel of the latest meeting tech.

 

Scandinavia's largest meeting for project professionals.

 

 

 

PMI Sweden Chapter

PMI today represents over 600,000 members in 180 countries. It is a non-profit, politically and religiously unbound organization, whose purpose is to promote and develop project work and project management, disseminate information and create contact points for issues related to project work.

In Sweden, we have operated since January 1998 and the operation is run entirely by volunteers.
We are geographically divided into four areas: North, East, West and South. These areas are run by local working groups who arrange locally adapted activities and offer local networks.

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