What was the last meeting you attended? What was the purpose? What were the objectives for the meeting going into it? Don’t remember? How often do we attend meetings that are just meetings because you’re supposed to have meetings?
For some companies it is vitally important to have morning meetings. For instance, I met with a printing company a few weeks ago and they said every morning every person from the sales team to the production guys on the line meet and discuss what is on the printer for the day. Those are important. That’s a good update meeting.
There are things meeting should be held for and things that demand a meeting be canceled. My personal belief is that meetings are slowly destroying personal passion and creativity in the office. So, what type do you attend more of?
Coming on Friday: Three Reasons to Have a Meeting.
(Flickr photo via kplawver)