Meetings -- ARRGGHHH!!!

Subject: Meetings -- ARRGGHHH!!!
From: "Downing, David" <DavidDowning -at- users -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 10:55:21 -0600

I just got dragged into a meeting that I was told would last 15 minutes
and went on for 45 because several people got hung up on one specific
point, which didn't even concern me. I just read an article in that same
issue of INTERCOM about effective meetings, but nobody else seems to be
aware of the principles discussed therein, or is unwilling to enforce
them. The problem is, I wasn't in a position to do anything about it
because I was an invited guest. What do you all do when you get into
situations like that besides just grit your teeth?


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