Meetings are difficult at the best of times.
There are few meetings where the participants would not rather be doing something (anything!) else and whose minds are not wandering on to more exciting things.
Meetings are typically longer than they need to be, littered with irrelevant and tangential conversation, high in self-importance, and low on productivity.
Nevertheless, they are a necessary part of cooperative labor.
Just as a ship requires rudder, so to successful businesses need the inescapable concept of a hierarchy, and those hierarchies require cooperation and synergy in order to function.
And so, it should not surprise us to learn that inefficient…