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Meetings can be unbearable

I wrote awhile back of the Importance of Meetings and how you don’t know what you’re missing if you don’t attend them. However, I have been a part of many meetings that have had absolutely no purpose. Some of the reasons these meetings have had no purpose to me:

  • A meeting to prepare for meeting
  • A series of meetings to prepare for other meetings
  • No agenda
  • Asked to attend yet do not know what your purpose is for being there
  • Invited with the thought that you will be an attendee only to find out that you are somehow the focus of the meeting thus leaving you…
  • attending a meeting completely unprepared.
  •  etc.

What are some reasons you feel meetings have no value?

Have you ever felt like doing this?

job fails monday thru friday shortly after he pulled his parachute completing his elaborate friday escape plan Meetings can be unbearable

The Importance of Meetings: You don’t know what you’re missing

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While I often loathe meetings, I do realize and appreciate the importance. There are things that will not always be effectively accomplished over the phone, on a conference call, in a WebeEx, or with certain individuals not able to be present or involved.

The Value in having a “Meeting”

I think the real value of “the collective congregation of people in the effort of accomplishing business”, or simply defined as “a meeting”, is to make sure that those people don’t miss the opportunity to hear or speak on something critical.

The cartoon does illustrate the irony of the dinosaurs missing the boat. They missed out on continuing the existence of their  species! But it also reveals what the boat missed out on… the existence of their species!

Deliver Value, Bring Value, Share Value

So while you have meetings to disseminate information, do not disregard the more important value of allowing others to be involved to engage and share their own ideas of what will and won’t work!

Without the exchange of ideas we all have the potential for good ideas and works to become extinct!

I still get annoyed by some meetings icon smile The Importance of Meetings: You dont know what youre missing


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