UFI’s Community Manager
We are in the meeting business. Over the years we have developed strategies to ensure our visitors and exhibitors have what they need to conduct successful meetings. But, is the same care and precision taken when planning meetings in your office with your own staff. Has the same thought been put into ensuring that these meetings, which take up a considerable amount of time, are as productive as possible? It’s a good question that Speaker David Grady addressed on a recent TED Talk in a presentation titled, How to Save the World (or at least yourself) from Bad Meetings.
The culprit, according to Grady is something he calls, MAS (Mindless Accept Syndrome). Grady asserts that MAS is “a common illness among office workers worldwide.”
The one solution Grady offers is that everyone should take some responsibility to ensure that their time is well spent.
It’s a short tongue in cheek look at a serious problem that if left unchecked will steal countless hours from employees.