Last year my firm Deep Analysis ran a survey that asked 500 people working in U.S. software firms about their work from home and hybrid work experiences, focusing on collaboration systems. Back in the day, meetings had agendas, minutes were taken, and action items were assigned to individuals. Pretty basic stuff, if a pain in the backside to do. Even so, most meetings were at least focused, action-oriented and generally productive. Today, many online meetings are none of the above, with multiple attendees wondering why they are there at all. Long story short, a majority of people in our survey were fed up with dealing with the numerous pointless and confusing meetings.