being present

How often are you in a meeting and hear someone say, "Can you repeat that?"

Well, if they were present, no repetition would be necessary. Multitasking in a meeting is not respecting everyone else's time. The team will get more out of the time if people are focused. The email or chat can wait.

If only a few people consistently act this way, don't blame the schedule. The issue most likely lies in their discipline. However, if you see multiple people not paying attention, a review of the meetings and their purpose is probably due. They most likely feel it's the only way to get everything done.

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