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Thread: Do you hate meetings?

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    Do you hate meetings?

    If you are like me you do, listening to DHB medical theorists going on for ages about patients while they couldnt give an injection at the coal face .
    Found the best way to have short conclusive meetings is to make everyone standup with no chairs, amazing how fast things get done....
    Anyway I found this ages ago on the russian net, I can relate to this ,the meeting place is amazing but the talking headwoman from the Duma(parliment )is rabbiting on while the real expert people have to listen like the guy next to her on her right who is a real critic, writer and expert (rumour is she may be the next minister of culture...
    but just watch the expressions on the peoples faces as she talks, even Putin.....
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    my big brother sat through a couple of days of training....afterwards all "students"/trainees had to give a wee presentation
    he went out and bought a tray of eggs and pack of 3" nails and some paper cups..... these were handed out and he let them have a play for a bit then started his demo..poke hole in both ends off egg,stirr the centre then blow out centre into cup....

    his end speech went something like this
    some of you followed instructions
    some of you did your own thing
    some of you cocked it up and others succeeded


    bit like this training...someone else trying to teach others how to suck eggs


    he tells me it went down well.

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    Ethiopia has an extremely formal Western style office culture they seem to have picked up from a swarm of hideous Western diplomats and NGO workers based there.

    They made our life hell playing office games till the boss just sent them to the field in their suits. 8 degree from the equator and I had a tin shed lined with very thin ply basically in Sudan. The office was in direct sunlight and generally only used at night. I have this weird heat resistance.

    I made the accountant, the logistics manager and the HR manager sit through a three and a half hour meeting in there at mid day. Easily 50 degrees Celsius. Despite a formal office culture, the logistics manager began pouring bottles of water over her head.

    I had vastly less trouble after that.
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    A short meetin* is a good meeting. If a meeting lasts longer than ten minutes then someone is waffling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DemocKot View Post
    If you are like me you do, listening to DHB medical theorists going on for ages about patients while they couldnt give an injection at the coal face .
    Found the best way to have short conclusive meetings is to make everyone standup with no chairs, amazing how fast things get done....
    Anyway I found this ages ago on the russian net, I can relate to this ,the meeting place is amazing but the talking headwoman from the Duma(parliment )is rabbiting on while the real expert people have to listen like the guy next to her on her right who is a real critic, writer and expert (rumour is she may be the next minister of culture...
    but just watch the expressions on the peoples faces as she talks, even Putin.....
    I loved the bit at 1m 01sec where the guy suddenly looks like someone drpped an ice cube down his back. It either that or he thought...."that's not a fart....
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    Meetings, about meetings, about stuff that could be sorted in less time than the first meeting took to organize.

    Those ones really suck.
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    The people in meetings, who think being there and making noises is the job.
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    CFO: we've missed all our targets.
    CEO: we're going to have back to back meetings until we work out why!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Preacher View Post
    Meetings, about meetings, about stuff that could be sorted in less time than the first meeting took to organize.

    Those ones really suck.
    I hate that no one brings coffee and muffins anymore.

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    Definition of meetings: A place where people meet to turn minutes into hours...........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sako 243 View Post
    CFO: we've missed all our targets.
    CEO: we're going to have back to back meetings until we work out why!
    CEO: I have set your KPIs
    Me: Every one of those will require me to set a world record
    CEO: Also, we are cutting costs so we have cut your budget by 100%
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    sooo true

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    Quote Originally Posted by DemocKot View Post
    If you are like me you do, listening to DHB medical theorists going on for ages about patients while they couldnt give an injection at the coal face .
    Found the best way to have short conclusive meetings is to make everyone standup with no chairs, amazing how fast things get done....
    Anyway I found this ages ago on the russian net, I can relate to this ,the meeting place is amazing but the talking headwoman from the Duma(parliment )is rabbiting on while the real expert people have to listen like the guy next to her on her right who is a real critic, writer and expert (rumour is she may be the next minister of culture...
    but just watch the expressions on the peoples faces as she talks, even Putin.....
    Even if you had wayward ideas about her mouth...it's to damn small!

 

 

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