Dutch researchers see savings in standing
The Dutch research institute TNO suggests that the country's businesses could save billions of euros
15 November 2008
THE NETHERLANDS – The results of a study by the TNO institute suggest that the country's businesses could save ten billion euros a year by making people stand at meetings.
It is estimated that business meetings in the Netherlands cost 30 billion euros a year.
The TNO study showed the figure could be reduced to 20 billion if all participants had to stand.
The financials savings would result from savings in time: the study demonstrated that meetings go faster when the participants stay on their feet.
[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]