Almost from the moment we are born, we are in and out of meetings. Meetings with family, with friends, with teachers or doctors, with sports teams or scouts or clubs. We learned a lot, consciously and unconsciously, about how meetings work through all those years of being a member, an observer, an ignored attendee, even an unwilling participant.
But the meetings I write about are the ones we attend as adults. Or at least as people who can have an impact on WHAT is talked about and HOW it is talked about.
Most of us, in a work or school context, are in a lot of meetings and many of us consider meetings to be, at best, a necessary evil. Meetings seem often to have no clear purpose. They meander, they run overtime, agendas aren’t completed (or even acknowledged!), some people dominate discussion while others never get their viewpoints shared. Frustration abounds.
This website and blog will address all these issues and many more. In fact, if you participate by offering meeting challenges you’d like ideas to address or sharing solutions that have worked for you, then this site will be both enjoyable and effective: the goal for every meeting.