How to enjoy boring meetings
The real agenda in boring meetings: football, food and underwear
The UK guardian, Saturday September 24 reports that business meetings in the UK have become so boring that most participants totally mentally check out. However apparently this has an "up-side" as it stimulates the participants creative thinking – a bit like being in the shower or out on a long walk!
Apparently doodling has been overtaken by a range of ingenious games, including:
- Office Bingo - a form of bingo based on predictable phrases in presentations
- Thinking about Football (mostly men)
- Pondering the dress sense of colleagues
The advice offered includes banning participants from using blackberries and texting and making them change seats regularly.
Apparently actually trying to make the meetings interesting, useful and well run is considered too stupid to even suggest!
However if you have not given up on meetings altogether you could check out my Fifteen great techniques for teams for a few pointers.
Bioteams Books Reviews
How to identify someones main worry about a coming change. I found this technique in a book a long time ago – "The Secret Language of Success: Using Body Language to Get What You Want" by Dr. David Lewis (1989). I confess I never got round to testing it properly but it sounded intriguing so I pass it on - "buyer beware".