Most of us don't like meetings very much. We see them as getting in the way of 'real work'. And often, when we do attend meetings, we have our laptop or tablet with us to 'take notes' but we may in fact be doing other 'real work' we have going on and paying very little attention to the active discussion, just listening loosely and trying to catch if we hear our name called so we aren't too embarrassed if we're caught out. Does this sound familiar? I'm a project manager and on one very, very routine remote customer weekly status call where I was playing only a support role and I knew I didn't need to be involved in much of the project discussion I admit I actually fixed the hinges on one of my laptops during the meeting... multi-tasking at it's best. But I wouldn't recommend that for everyone!...
Author: Brad Egeland