Framing the Dialogue

Posts Tagged ‘meetings’

REWORK

I have a dream job…unfortunately it is still in my mind, but the job that I have now has that potential.  Reading books like Rework fuel my desire for a better working environment.  I can work my butt off all day and sometimes by 4:00 I am spent.  I have given my all for that day, but really don’t feel comfortable leaving before 5:00.  Starting a new project would be rather pointless as I am not at my freshest. 

“Workaholics make the people who don’t stay late feel inadequate for ‘merely’ working reasonable hours.  That leads to guilt and poor morale all around and leads to ass-in-seat mentality.” [see my above comments]

Death By Meeting

I have a theory.  The effectiveness of a meeting is inversely proportional to the number of people attending the meeting.

Most anyone working for any length of time has been to meeting Hades.  The worst of the worst seem to be regularly scheduled staff meetings.  The more frequent the meetings are scheduled the more tedious that they tend to be. 

One of the worst that I experienced was a weekly staff meeting.  They were scheduled for Monday mornings at 7:00 am.  There were typically only six of us that attended regularly and they started off ok.  After a few months, the charm wore off.