Meetings Without Actions

April 28, 2009

Are useless

If there has not been a discussion of deliverables met, and action items for the next meeting.

Then the meeting was a waste of time.

People must be responsible and accountable for certain actions.

Those actions must be tracked and followed over time.

UPDATE: The May 2009 Harvard Business Review has this quote attributed to Peter Drucker – It kinda fits Non?

Unless a decision has ‘degenerated into work,’ it is not a decision; it is at best a a good intention

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2 Responses to “Meetings Without Actions”

  1. elliotross Says:

    Ouch 🙂

    Is it any wonder that people hate them?

    (except for those few that think it makes them look important!)

  2. raino Says:

    unfortunately this issue is rampant where i work.


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