November 17, 2011

Who Called This Meeting?

"Meetings are indispensable when you don't want to do anything."

John Kenneth Galbraith
20th century Canadian/American economist

I agree with one caveat.

The fault is not with the meeting but with the meeting participants.

Just as in planning, if you don't have a clear agenda and of greater importance, a solid commitment from the participants to take personal responsibility for what happens, nothing good will come from it.

And by the way, all that time wasted in the meeting will continue to be wasted in the participant's personal work space if they don't organize themselves there any better than they did in the meeting.

1 comment :

  1. meetings aren't the problem, just meetings called by anyone other than me.