My Sudden Epiphany About Meetings
elizabeth tobey

The one thing I find that makes me spare is when in a meeting about current issues, you realize that people don’t talk about the issue(s) outside of the meeting. So instead of “what’s the status of <thing>” which can be answered pretty quickly, it’s “I didn’t know anything about that” which means a minimum of 20 or so minutes just bringing people up to speed on the issue at hand so that the status makes sense.

That’s one of the dangers of meetings: that they can become the only way or time people talk to each other.

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