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.

Talk or Type

Tonight, while walking, I received a message from a friend overseas in Signal.

I could have typed.

I could have dictated.

Instead, I recorded an audio clip.

I’m now wondering if that is a better way to go for some messages. The only downsides I can see are inability to record on all devices, and a lack of search.