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From: Kevin McLauchlan <kmclauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: "'techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2007 13:27:57 -0400

I just spent yet-another 15 minutes in a conference room, trying to
participate in a "monthly" half-hour-ish meeting.

Between a couple of key empty seats at the table, and several no-shows on
the conference call-in, we couldn't get a useful quorum... again. Fourth
time in two weeks (or was it fifth??) that this meeting failed to get under
way. It _is_ summer-vacation season and many of the worthy participants are
busy folks, but...

Does anybody have a nice, concise guide to herding cats?

How about a nice "corporate" policy/etiquette statement that gets the
message across without singeing any eyebrows or crushing any toes?

Humorous would be nice (if not overdone). Straight-ahead would be fine, if
not too earnest, nor too forgettable.

I can go ahead and invent the wheel, but if there's already some good
material out there, I'd appreciate a copy or a link.

Oh.... no, it's not my meeting. I rarely call meetings. It's one to which I
get called... and called... and called... and I'd like to help the poor
woman have a fighting chance, as well as give the other thousand-or-so
employees a little reminder to either firmly reply that they're unavailable
or firmly get their butts in the conference seats. :-)


Kevin (at the Ottawa branch office)

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