I’ve made no secret of my disdain for regular meetings in the past.
I hate the ‘I need to say something clever’ brigade and the waste of valuable energy and time spent dealing with these comments.
I hate the meetings that simply exist to ‘tick a box’ and report on information that really should already be transparent to the business.
I hate the ‘non-committers'; wracked by a seemingly unshakable belief in not rocking the boat, if you have nothing to add don’t attend.
Most of all, I hate the product of group-think, a weakened and often bloated version of any original concept. Are all meetings useless? Not at all, but they should be by exception, if you’re having regular reporting or status meetings you have your communication all wrong. [Read more…]