"A good meeting is nonexistent, but the better ones are the shorter ones."People who can run a meeting efficiently are a wonderful asset to society -- too bad they are so rare!
I used to hate meetings at work, especially the days that I was tired."Never close your eyes for a second in a meeting, you might not open them again, and you never know when you might get asked a question."
Jenylu-I had one boss who was new what a good meeting was. Short, sweet and productive.I think his style has made me even more cynical of all the bosses I've worked for.
WSC -I like it! Easily #21I worked with a guy who actually did fall asleep in a meeting. He had no concept of polite attentiveness....
"None of us is as dumb as all of us."Unfortunately I'm not the one who came up with that.
Ando-Ah Yes... A Classic
If it can be said in a memo, don't hold a meeting!
Interesting that all these things hold true for any meeting anywhere in the world.Here's an addition that might be a little redundant:"Holding a meeting about addressing a concern is a good way of presenting the appearance something will be done for just long enough for it to be forgotten."The point "No one wants your opinion" has a corollary:"If you're ever asked your opinion, your opinion and analysis is still not wanted. The correct answer is the shortest answer that makes the questioner look good."(I also just wanted to say the word corollary)I think "No one understands the diagram on the white board" is especially true.Awesome post! I would digg this if there was a digg link.
TCW-Hey, thanks first off for the link, and second for stopping by."The correct answer is the shortest answer that makes the questioner look good."This is right on! I see you're a meeting pawn too!
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