RE: Review meetings vs. distributing copies

Subject: RE: Review meetings vs. distributing copies
From: <Marsha -dot- Kamish -at- shell -dot- com>
To: <DavidDowning -at- Users -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2008 12:41:10 -0500

Do you serve food at your meetings? If there is food, they will come. That's my theory and I'm stickin' to it!

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Subject: Review meetings vs. distributing copies

The question is -- why does this happen? One theory I've heard is that
calling a meeting forces people to pay attention and respond, whereas
just distributing copies of the document lets them set it aside and
forget it. But I have my own theory -- that the SMEs are more willing to
put the time and effort into giving me feedback if I'm willing to make
the effort to stop hiding in my cubie and be social enough to attend and
preside over a meeting. I was wondering which of those theories makes
more sense to everyone here, and/or whether anyone has their own theory
to suggest.


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