Meetings-Are they wirth it?
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  1. #1
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    Confused Meetings-Is it worth it

    We have another meeting. This one is a breakfast meeting at a local hotel banquet room. We are being paid for it, well at least the hourly staff is, the salary guys get, ahh you know.

    My question is, is it worth it. I don’t really seem to see anything come out of these meetings. Everyone talks about what should be done and what needs to be done and sometimes how it can be put into place (policies). It just never seems to happen.

    What do you think?

    Sales meetings, staff meetings, tech meetings, management meetings. When does it all end?


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    Meetings are mandatory here and also paid. But there are others who think they are the exception to the rule.

    When this business changed owners, we used to hold monthly meetings with employee of the month included and various other work related topics. As time passed and people left, the meetings dwindled away and became less of a meeting as everything spoken of was a "lack of...". The E.O.T.M. also went down a one was street. Meetings have now been far and few between. We have a mandatory meeting this coming Monday. I wonder who will make it.

    I never know what the mandatory meetings are about, but I'm there...since they are mandatory. Once there, we all can ask questions and respond to discussed topics...as well as bring up others.
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    Meetings and Reorganization ...both give the illusion of progress.

    I saw the following quote framed on a college professor's wall about 10 years ago and wrote it down to memorize it.


    "We trained hard, but it seemed every time we were beginning to form into a team, we'd be reorganized. We seem to face every new challenge by reorganizing and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while creating confusion, inefficiency and demoralization."

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    If a meeting dosen't have an agenda and a recording secretary then it will be fruitless.

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    Originally posted by benncool
    If a meeting dosen't have an agenda and a recording secretary then it will be fruitless.
    What if ya have a bowl of grapes on the table?
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    I use to hold monthly meetings but being a one man shop i was the only one there & i could never get any intelligent answeres.

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    Originally posted by bigbird
    I use to hold monthly meetings but being a one man shop i was the only one there & i could never get any intelligent answeres.
    Now that I believe.
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    I was always told to quit drinking and I would not have to go to meetings. Still going to the meetings!
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    Taking a dump is more productive than any meeting I have ever been to with the exception of meeting my mates for a pint at the local watering hole where we bird watch, Our faveroite is the big breasted bed thrasher
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    Originally posted by The Penguin
    Taking a dump is more productive than any meeting I have ever been to with the exception of meeting my mates for a pint at the local watering hole where we bird watch, Our faveroite is the big breasted bed thrasher
    Here in the States it's the Double Breasted Matress Thrasher
    How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?

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    Diceman, you always kill me. You are "never a dull moment"


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    Originally posted by Diceman
    Originally posted by benncool
    If a meeting dosen't have an agenda and a recording secretary then it will be fruitless.
    What if ya have a bowl of grapes on the table?
    Thank you sir may I have another..

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    Originally posted by Diceman
    Originally posted by bigbird
    I use to hold monthly meetings but being a one man shop i was the only one there & i could never get any intelligent answeres.
    Now that I believe.
    Incredible ask and you shall receive,OK Dice how about one more, you are on a roll here
    If you dont stand behind our troops, please feel free...........to stand in front of them.

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