Originally Posted 05-Sep-05
There are times at work when I marvel at how many people do nothing but go from meeting to meeting. We have people in our company (where I’m contracting, I mean) who set up meetings, attend meetings, make comments at meetings, go back to their desks and draw up minutes no one will ever read (and possibly a flow chart that is too complicated for anyone) and then go on to the next meeting.
I was in a meeting last week with 9 people. As the meeting progressed, I realised I was the only person with any technical skills. I came away with every action point. It’s nice to know I keep 8 people in jobs.