Today we sing a little ode to one of the favourite corporate games called “ the meeting”. This game is so precious it has its own arena called “the conference room”. It is here that we boil the ocean, stick to core competency, discover synergies, create paradigm shifts, move the needle, think outside the box. If not for this hallowed space where else will we do blue sky thinking, peel the onion, give a ball park number and have a thought shower? It keeps us fit for it is here we jog our memory, take a deep dive, hack into the customers mind, circle back, touch base, drill down or even thrash the issues out, we get the ball rolling even as we hit the ground running and if asked a real good question we simply take things offline. It is here we are taught the all important corporate trick to pick up the low hanging fruits. The game is so important that we keep minutes of the hours wasted and circulate them ASAP. This game protects bosses from the inconvenience of facing real telephone calls and the team calling them with problems as their secretary can tell them that boss is busy in an important meeting. Meanwhile they are winding up yet another inconclusive meeting by scheduling a follow up meeting to discuss why no work is happening around here.
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