Miss(ed) Manners

September 26, 2006

Meeting in the Middle

Filed under: Humor,Life,Personal,Ramblings — missedmanners @ 1:23 pm

Meetings are idiotic.

We just had our big year starting operations meeting, which is a fancy word for “three hour disagreement.” I hate meetings. In a small company everyone has their things that they do, and if you’ve been doing it for over four years you usually have a pretty good idea of whether or not you can do it well. But when you have a meeting you have to explain why it is that you’re doing the thing that you’re doing the way that you’re doing it and that just takes time that I would rather spend doing what it is that I am supposed to be doing.

Does that make any sense?

Ugh. The worst thing about meetings is what I like to call, “Non-arguments.” We’re a very small company comprised of four very strong personalities who never like to be wrong. However, we’re all reasonably bright, so we generally come up with the same conclusions to the same problems. This leads to non-arguments.

Example:

“I think we should this by utilizing Method A, it’s the most effective, both cost and time-wise.”

“I disagree, we need to be aware of Problem B in Method A while effecting Method A.”

“Sure, Problem B is a problem alright, but that doesn’t change the fact that we need to use Method A.”

“Well I think we can both agree that Method B has its merits.”

“Sure, but Method B is what causes Problem B.”

“That’s why we use Method A.”

I HATE this.

1 Comment »

  1. I concur ten-fold!

    Comment by BluJewel — September 26, 2006 @ 3:53 pm | Reply


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