I am not a fan of meaningless meetings.
Part of the reason that I started this gig was to go to fewer meetings, not more.
Part of the reason that meetings are so prevalent is that human beings are social animals, and even in the workplace, being social takes a priority, sometimes over the task at hand.
Social capital is exchanged in meetings through preening, posturing, political jockeying and other means.
There are more immediate and meaningful ways to do this, but meetings are the one way that everyone has agreed upon to take care of this innate social need.
So maybe, I should say, I am not a fan of meetings that are meaningless for me.
-Peace Be With You All-
Jesan Sorrells, MA
Principal Conflict Engagement Consultant
Human Services Consulting and Training (HSCT)
Email HSCT: firstname.lastname@example.org