Monday, July 21, 2008

Enough Meetings Already!!!!

catatonic despair
Originally uploaded by psychonautfromatlantis

"...This is the meeting that never ends,
It just goes on and on my friends.
Some people started having it not knowing what it was,
and they'll just keep on having it forever just because...
...This is the meeting that never ends...."

Wow! What a wasted day! I was in meetings from 9am this morning to 3:15 pm with a 55 minute break to try and run my department. Oh my goodness!

Do you disrespect people's time like this? Do you schedule things last minute and then, without a plan, hold meeting attendees hostage? If you do, you should be shot! (well, not really, but you get my drift...)

Do yourself and your hostages a favor...give them a little respect, for cryin' out loud! Make an agenda, set time limits, communicate needs before the meeting, and give your hostages some time to fit the meeting into their important and busy schedules.

If you don't, the next time you find yourself wondering why your meetings are unproductive and people would rather go for a root canal, you can just look in the mirror for your answer.

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