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Meetings: The practical alternative to work. (via Ariel)
Finally a solution!
Perhaps ironically, but it appears that the illustration is not only via Ariel but also in Arial. (fail?)
This is exactly why I make my team publish a memo 1 day before the meeting.
Otherwise the conversation is to be had on basecamp, or some collaboration software like Skype.
I find it makes the people work harder to justify the reason for the meeting.
2 or 3 people collaborating on a project is a meeting.
They’re all not horrible Dilbert-land concoctions. But yeah, a lot are.
Does this mean the Agile SCRUM process is just one be excuse for not working, as it is all about daily meetings and multiple meetings at that?
Pretty sure this is just a stab at corporate style meeting that could be resolved quickly via another mechanism. In my experience though working with clients as an agency, there’s no replacement for a productive face to face meeting.
I used to have this up on my office wall – one of my favorites.
It always got people’s attention.
haha, I agree with this.
This “meeting” attitude seems to penetrate many aspects of our lives like:
waste time on facebook and other sites alike
check out the new sensational news on digg
show the busy sign on your IM client
and countless other things that don’t really contribute to
any long term results.
The graphic looks very neat. Does anyone know how can I make such graphics?
this is perfect :)
I just posted this on our Intranet.
Solution: no chairs in meetings. Make evryone stand and see
how much more
efficient the meetings become!
One of the reasons I left my job and created my own company!
:-) Friend of mine had a good point.
> George: Cool. But I think this was before the web and youtube.
I disagree with the “no-meetings ideology”. Like everything, fanatically following the no-meetings approach can be hurtful. Meetings can be productive, and as with everything else, it really depends on how you run your meetings.
I’ve had meetings where we set a time slot to discuss a topic, prepare an agenda, and everyone comes well prepared to contribute to the discussion – and at the end of it, everyone feels refreshed and energized.
So don’t hate all meetings, just get efficient with the way you run them.
There is nothing wrong with meetings in and of themselves. The problem is when people don’t know how to properly run a meeting or properly establish the objective/goals of the meeting.
The veil has been lifted… now I have to work. Thanks a lot!
I think the same goes for conferences. As I read numerous fluffed-up reports on how great this conference sponsored by XYZ advertising ABC was, I tend to think the practical use and value for the majority of conferences are questionable.
Anyone know where I can get this in high-res? I need to print it and frame it.
One of the reasons I don’t miss working for Corporate America anymore :).
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