What Everyone's Really Doing During Conference Calls

Workers on the line at McDonald's, Disney World, and the racetrack

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By Drake Baer

Conference calls sound like a good idea in theory. If you get everybody on the phone at once, a conference call should be just as effective for a meeting as a conference room, right?

Sure, aside from the fact that nobody's paying attention.

According to a new survey from conference call provider Intercall, 82 percent of people admit to doing something other than the call while they're on the line - like eating, exercising, or going to the bathroom.

Check out the below infographic (click for full size) to see what everybody's doing instead of listening attentively:
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