11/07/2012

Meeting Preparation

Everyone jokes about the wastefullness of meetings.

We sit there while some people babble on about trivial matters and usually go off topic first chance they get.

When people would tell me they are preparing for a meeting, I used to think, what does that mean.

You just show up for your meeting, state your case, get some more action items, then go back to work.

Except sometimes you really do need to prepare for a meeting.

Because people have expectations of discussing specific matters and if you're not prepared it really shows.

So I plan to give more attention to meetings and preparing for them.

I used to think people were full of BS for preparing, some excuse to not do real work.

Except in the mad dash to cross everything off the to-do list, you can actually lose points for showing up unprepared in some instances.

That's all I'm saying!

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