Jesus Creed

Don Johnson, erstwhile pastor in Minneapolis and now in Santa Barbara, connects us to this NY Times article on meetings. How about you, what do you think of meetings?

Part of the problem at such meetings is that the leader has not set
clear objectives or an agenda, and didn’t assign pre-meeting
preparation tasks. Instead, the leader seems to hope that magic will
occur, producing a serendipitous solution to some of the problems
addressed. Of course, that doesn’t happen. As a general rule, meetings
make individuals perform below their capacity and skill levels.

This doesn’t mean we should always avoid face-to-face meetings — but it
is certain that every organization has too many meetings, and far too
many poorly designed ones.

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