Everyone complains about meetings. Seems that they’re all useless.
But I have to imagine that there are some meetings that are valuable. Aren’t there? I mean, I get the chance to participate in some pretty productive meetings.
So I know they’re out there.
Toby and I were bemoaning this sad state of affairs when something struck me.
What if instead of scheduling meetings as a covert activity, it was an overt activity? What if scheduling meetings was like looking for events on Upcoming? What if all of your office cohorts and confidantes could follow what meetings you attended?
Well, it doesn’t matter, you say, because there aren’t open seats at most meetings.
But what if there were?
What if I could see when my boss, some other execs, and some of my peers were meeting? And then, what if I could choose to attend that meeting in one of the open seats?
So now, anyone can attend any meeting that seems interesting to them. Hmm. That would make for some pretty interesting meetings, I would think. I might just show up to see who the heck else actually made it.
So let’s take that concept a step further.
What if there were some structure that rewarded those who had the most well-attended and well-received meetings? What if there were some way to recognize that? What if you found someone who was always attending the best meetings?
Think about it. Could be interesting.
What’s keeping you from implementing it?