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May 31, 2005



If you're intersted in taking it to a slightly more astral level, you should check out The Core, by Jim and Michele McCarthy (http://www.softwareforyourhead.com/) These guys got so fed up with poitnelss meetings that they propose mandating an operating system for people's heads consisting of a series of protocols that all meeting attendees have to adhere to.

I put it in that 'that's-so-crazy-it-just-might-work' category ;)

Enrico Schaefer

We did some meetings with the strict agenda approach. It worked well at first to get orgainzed and help with start-up. After a while, however, it really sucked the fun out of going to board meetings. There needs to be a hppy balance, and always a willingness to walk out when the time is no longer valuable.


That is a good idea... *if* you had total buy in from everyone participating. Otherwise, you run the risk of alienating other people in the meeting, which is never good. I've worked in some environments where this would have gone over like a lead brick and possible earned you a reprimand. Caveat emptor.

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