Thursday, October 29, 2009

A Forgotten Question

If you want to be formal about it, you can designate a person. That person's task will be to ask this question at every meeting: "What are we doing here?"

Asking the question is important, but receiving an honest answer is even more important. Too often, the answer may be:

  1. Pretending to address a problem none of us really want to resolve.

  2. Meeting because we always meet at this time.

  3. Consulting others on a decision that has already been made.

  4. Protecting turf.

  5. Making sure the group doesn't do what it might do in our absence.

  6. Gossiping.

  7. Massaging an ego.

1 comment:

Eclecticity said...

Damn you're good. E.