BT found that the most popular place to call into a conference was from the
bedroom, followed by the bathroom, reports the Daily Telegraph.
Some of the 200 people surveyed said they had called into an audio
conference from a train or a car, although more bizarre locations included a
ski slope, a beach and a theme park.
The study also said that people taking part in conference calls could hear
babies crying, dogs barking, kettles boiling or toilets flushing in the
BT estimated it cut out out more than 700,000 face-to-face meetings in 2008
thanks to conferencing, saving 1.4 million journeys.
Aaron McCormack, chief executive of BT Conferencing, said: "More people
using conferencing is good news for all of us.
"It brings together any number of people from almost anywhere in the world.
It cuts travelling time, costs and CO2 emissions and can assist us all to
maintain a sensible work-life balance."