It is no question that I hate meetings. Not just hate, but really hate. Really what I hate is wasting time at work while somebody talks about something I really could care less about.
Here are a list of things that drive me nuts about the typical meeting:
- No agenda or a very loose agenda
- People talking about things in the meeting with little relevance to the majority of the attendees. Schedule a smaller meeting with people involved instead.
- If there are items that require somebody to do something after the meeting label them action items that require those people to follow up with each other.
- Not setting time limits for each topic. Please please do this.
Don’t get me wrong, I understand that meetings are important, but they need to have a fixed agenda and follow some rules or people will just time out and negate the importance of the meeting.