Off the back of my last post, Christopher Hawkins has some interesting Guidelines regarding meetings, here’s my favourite:
Christopher’s Meeting Guideline #3: No chairs. This one drives people crazy. I can hear you already – “No chairs?!? Have you lost your mind?!? What about pregnant people? What about the crippled? What about employees who wheelchair bound, do you force them to hang from their hands, you cold-hearted dog?” Obviously one must accommodate team members who have extenuating physical circumstances. But mark my words – stand-up meetings make for short meetings.
Perhaps meetings should just be banned full stop. Everyone seems to hate them after all. And the accomplish very little…
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