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14th Article of Faith

We believe in meetings, all that have been scheduled, all that are now scheduled, and we believe that there will yet be many great and important meetings scheduled. We have endured many meetings and hope to be able to endure all meetings. Indeed, we may say that if there is a meeting or anything that resembles a meeting or anything that we may possibly turn into a meeting, we seek after these things.

This is especially applicable today. :)

posted by rick on Tuesday, Aug 12, 2008 · 4 comments

“Jared will not be able to be at the meeting. He is checking out chiropractic facilities on a cruise ship in the Caribbean.”
One of the best excuses for missing a meeting I’ve ever heard (from an email today)

posted by ted on Monday, Jan 14, 2008

The Decider Protocol purports to be a meeting management tool to allow everyone to participate while keeping the discussion down to a minimum. Not sure I want to take it full bore, but some good ideas here, especially “gauging approval before justifying an idea.”

posted by ted on Tuesday, Oct 16, 2007

There may be some wisdom here: Meetings make us dumber, study shows

posted by tadd on Thursday, Feb 22, 2007

On the stand-up meeting, Matt at 37Signals, talks about their virtual version of the meeting, where at the beginning of the day, each member of the team makes an “IN post” describing what they’ll be doing that day. A very nice example proving that the power is not in the “meeting,” but rather, the power comes from simply declaring each day what it is that you intend to accomplish. The public “IN post” takes care of the meeting without taking up everyone’s time—even if it is for only 15 minutes. Nicely done.

posted by john on Tuesday, Oct 03, 2006