I’ll give meetings their due, they do tend to work when everyone has the same goal and everyone is prepared to work together towards that goal. Like so many human endeavours however, it is the proverbial ice-berg. What is below the surface is massive compared to what is immediately visible. People attend meetings with goals they don’t express and sometimes aren’t even aware of. Subconscious motive. Oooh we’re are getting spooky now, but for us to get meetings to work, well it’s definitely something to consider.
I have run management development events for rather a long time now, and whenever the topic of meetings comes up I always ask the same questions: