The Soft Dictatorship of Meetings


Have you ever actually been happy to see a group meeting coming up on your calendar? How many times have you said “I wish I didn’t have to go to this meeting so that I could get some real work done”? Worse, how many times have you walked out of a conference room muttering “well, that meeting was pointless”?

Today I offer a little list of articles on the insidious depravity of meetings—just so I can say, “Hey, I’m not the only one saying it.”

Meetings: More of a soul-sucking waste of time than you thought [The Guardian]

Why All Meetings are a Huge Waste of Time [The Skool of Life]

Why Most Meetings are a Waste of Time, and What To Do About It []

Office Life: Why Meetings are Bad for You [The Economist]

Seven Symptoms That Your Meetings are Awful [Business NH Magazine]

Here’s Another Reason Meetings are Awful [The Context of Things Blog]

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