The Only Good Meeting

This seems rather obvious:

We propose that despite the fact that meetings may help to achieve work-related goals, having too many meetings and spending too much time in meetings per day may have negative effects on the individual.

But at least it seems as if they’ve done some research that supports their hypothesis.

4 Responses to “The Only Good Meeting”

  1. Another Damned Medievalist Says:

    hee heeheee

  2. sm Says:

    Man, can I get some credit for my research into aggravating, time-wasting meetings?

  3. Bane Says:

    I love that the proposal is merely one of fact, not of action. Nice to know that too many meetings are a waste of time, but how ’bout doing something to fix the problem, like, I dunno, cancelling a few of the darned things?

  4. Simon Cutler Says:

    I work for a provincial government. My work is (usually) published (by the media) or “delivered” (ui.e. speeches) by sitting politicians. I have “colleagues” (mostly much younger - say in the 25 to 40 range) who spend so much time in meetings that I barely recognize them when they deign to sit in their offices for more than 5 minutes.

    I recently (successfully) grieved against my alleged “manager” for sending me a “discioplinary” memo for expressing the opinion (and fact) that I had managed to create over 50% of my department’s output over the past 3 years WITHOUT EVER ATTENDING A SINGLE MEETING. E-mail and telephone provides PLENTY of access to “sources” who “inform” the products I create.

    Meetings, I have concluded, are LARGELY attended by people without enough to do.