The true nature of meetings

A couple of days ago, my dauughter asked in all seriousness if I spent all day in mneetings, or did I get a chance to do some actual work. She’d been in a 1.5hr meeting planning some activities for her Uni course.

It led me to think:

What meetings should be – conversations where we share information in order to coordinate action.

What meetings too often are – opportunities to force opinions in order to coerce others.