Meetings and presentations have always been stressful, but failing tech can seriously affect business productivity and mental health, according to new research into meeting room stress.
Workplace stress can have huge costs. A 2014 report from the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work estimated that work-related depression cost Europe 617 billion euros ($707 billion) annually due to health care costs, lost productivity and people missing work.
In order to find out more about the link between presentations and stress, tech company Barco commissioned an online survey of 1,000 office workers from the U.K., France, Germany and the U.S. and found that 93 percent had experienced some form of meeting room stress related to technology not working properly.
"It actually comes down to people reporting 'we are losing money for our business.' I've missed out on promotions myself, so there seems to a huge hidden cost associated with failing technology in the meeting room," Lieven Bertier, head of product management at ClickShare, a Barco division, told CNBC during a phone interview.