More than that, I think most, if not all meetings waste time! If the meeting is *only* to sort out a problem, then get onto it when that problem becomes apparent.
This is especially an issue when people wait to raise problems at regular weekly/monthly meetings – in fact, why not do away with regular “report back” type meetings altogether? Stand-up meetings with the key people only involved seem to achieve so much, with so little time wasted (because you are standing!). This is somewhat akin to Agile project meetings – short, focussed, action oriented.
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Wow, my first ever blog post… #exciting
It’s taken me an awfully long time to get to this – I’ve been meaning to blog for years, but never gotten around to it…
So why am I here now?
Well, the last year has been particularly interesting, albeit challenging. I was made redundant from my job (where I really had intended on staying for many more years), I’ve been through two major earthquakes (in Christchurch, New Zealand), plus I am now trying to establish myself as a consultant, and finish my MBA.
It’s those last few items I’d really like to focus on: I am completing an MBA project, looking at the optimisation of value from investments in information technology (especially in the public sector); I am developing a new consulting business; and I am going to do whatever I can to help Christchurch recover from the quakes.
What can you expect?
I’m going to be sharing my thoughts on technology and society, interesting articles and commentary I come across, observations on consulting and working from home (and the adjustments that means to my life), and outcomes from my MBA project.
No doubt I’ll also ramble on a bit about things that interest me – it’s my blog after all, so that is my prerogative!