Most people don’t like meetings much. In fact, meetings are sort of like phone calls. The one initiating the phone call is doing so at a time that works great for them and likely to get or share some information. They start out in control. The one on the other end may or may not want to be on the phone or have time for a call at that moment. Sure, they could not answer, but some people just can’t resist the need to answer every call. Bottom line, a call always starts out one-sided. One person wants to make it, the other person is being interrupted by it. Meetings are much like phone calls. The facilitator wants or needs the meeting – usually to gain key information or to get help making decisions that are important to them and what they are working on. For the others, often it is an interruption to their hopefully otherwise productive workday.