A good thing

I think I just found one of the upsides of being in charge of things. We had a group meeting just now. I asked one question, it got answered. Then I asked if anyone had some issues they wanted to raise with the group, and one person did. And nobody else did, so I asked “Does anyone feel like having more meeting right now? [pause] No? Good! Let’s get out of here.”

I feel like I just used my powers for good.

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Published in: on November 2, 2006 at 14:15  Comments (10)  
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  1. Stay good, Yony! Stay good!

  2. Stay good, Yony! Stay good!

  3. Oh, short and sweet meetings. How I miss those *sniff*

  4. Oh, short and sweet meetings. How I miss those *sniff*

  5. This reads like fiction of the most whimsical sort.

  6. This reads like fiction of the most whimsical sort.

  7. Sometimes the best use of power is to give it to others.
    In our team status meetings, no one is allowed to sit down. This encourages everyone to limit their status report to a minute or two, and postpone any more substantive discussions to later meetings with just the necessary participants. We rarely go over 15 minutes.

  8. Sometimes the best use of power is to give it to others.
    In our team status meetings, no one is allowed to sit down. This encourages everyone to limit their status report to a minute or two, and postpone any more substantive discussions to later meetings with just the necessary participants. We rarely go over 15 minutes.

  9. Two weeks ago, I had the dubious fortune to call a meeting that was an essentially pointless hour long presentation by a vendor. Last week, I and my teamlet endured a different vendor being so resolutely clueless that at the end, one of my engineers looked up and said ‘remember, down not across,’ and the other got an impromptu introduction to Something Positive.
    This week, I had the inimitable joy of having a status meeting that was so short that my architect said at the end ‘I’m just going to hide out in here for a bit, or no one will believe that I actually went to the meeting.’
    Being able to run short well-agenda’d meetings is absolutely wonderful.

  10. Two weeks ago, I had the dubious fortune to call a meeting that was an essentially pointless hour long presentation by a vendor. Last week, I and my teamlet endured a different vendor being so resolutely clueless that at the end, one of my engineers looked up and said ‘remember, down not across,’ and the other got an impromptu introduction to Something Positive.
    This week, I had the inimitable joy of having a status meeting that was so short that my architect said at the end ‘I’m just going to hide out in here for a bit, or no one will believe that I actually went to the meeting.’
    Being able to run short well-agenda’d meetings is absolutely wonderful.


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