When I worked as a claims’ analyst for a major medical insurance company, my fellow analysts loved to call meetings with my poor supervisor just they could gripe about coworkers behind their back. These meetings were extremely negative and solved nothing. All they accomplished was the creation of bad vibes for our claims unit. I was glad to be transferred away from that group. I guess that it goes back to the old saying, “if you can’t find something nice to say, then don’t say anything at all.”
I like “standup” meetings. In nursing we meet for 10 15 minutes . In am report on current pr staffing issues problem. APIE…assessment planning intervention and,evaluation. Can be used with almost anything. We are responsible for peoples lives. We can’t waste time talking about it. We leave that to the folks with the big degrees …the boring stuff.
my boss called a meeting with myself and student representatives and at the last minute said she forgot about it and that i’d have to run the meeting and take notes for her
Worst meeting was when my boss decided to have it in the middle of the restaurant and yelled at me for something I didn’t do for 10 minutes until a coworker came over and told him it wasn’t actually me that made the mistake.
Conference calls and apple-eating do not mix well.
“The meetings will continue until morale improves.” Chances of this happening if you continue this meeting: none.
My favorite part of the meeting was when you (thought you) hung up the phone and shouted, “CAN’T BELIEVE we just sold to those suckers!” You may be wondering why I cancelled my order…
Let’s spend countless hours preparing for a meeting that will be delayed, canceled, or misrepresented.
If we can’t solve it via email, IM, texting, faxing, or phone calls, let’s resort to meeting in person.
Your meeting is a high priority for me if there’s free food.
Please try to schedule my meetings around my job interviews.
Another virtual team meeting. Looks like I’m going to have some time to answer my emails after all.
At the end of a meeting, a colleague asked me what I had learned. I enthusiastically replied: “Well, I learned that there are 72 ceiling tiles, 12 light fixtures, and 6 light bulbs in our conference room! Did I miss anything?”
If you’re the boss and you have no intention of engaging the rest of us in your meeting, why not just send an email and save us all the time. #wasteoftime
I think taking 20 minutes to research the company you are spending time with is a fab Idea, another one is to not interrupt the client showing them how smart you are… the last one is watch body language when someone goes from light finger tapping..to crossed arms to the pretzel position… I think you lost them.
Make sure the elevator doors close before discussing the meeting you just had. Better yet, wait until you leave the building altogether.
If you don’t take the time to set an agenda, don’t take the time to hold a meeting.
Chances are, if you think your conference room smells like cat piss, so will your guests. Fix it.
Dont use an image for a presentation that, when clicked, links to the myspace page of some fool you pulled it from. Especially if you say you made it.
Nothing like having your conference room changed to one without Internet just an hour before you’re to host an online meeting with 40 attendees.
Having a 3 hour meeting where one of your team members constantly calls the client the wrong name over and over again even when corrected. Not Fun! #badmeeting
If you meet in a hip conference room with glass doors, bring spare shirts for your attendees for when they walk right into the door with coffee cup in hand.
Maybe if I fake a hernia I can get out of this meeting…yeah it’s that bad!
Your scheduling of a con-call after 2pm PT on a Friday might be just dandy for you. Your East Coast attendees will not “love you long time,” however.
Thank you for hosting a meeting and speaking exclusively in cliches: “At the end of the day, we just need to execute, give it 110%, and think outside of the box.” Ready, break! #dontsuckat