10 Survival Tips for Meeting: Just shut up?


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Meetings cause frustration for many participants - eg because they are poorly prepared or colleagues talk unnecessarily long. So here's 10's unconventional tips on how to best survive meetings.

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Meetings - many go in ...

Meetings - many go in, little comes out, they say. So it makes sense to think about how you can best spend your time. From the “coffee maneuver” method - announce that you are just going to get coffee and then stay away for 40 minutes - it is, however, strongly advised against this point.

Even if everyone who wants to work productively knows, of course, that tackling the problem of “boring meetings” at the root requires a more radical approach. Even if this is not meant once - in the end it is up to you what you make of it.

Meeting frustration as a marketing gimmick?

I still remember my visit to the 25hours Hotel in Zurich West. There, I came across a funny marketing idea that, on closer inspection, is not so funny: on the tables were distributed conference papers with 10 slogans suggesting various activities on how to spend time in a meeting more or less meaningfully.

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Some tips are obvious, others are not meant very seriously and still others are simply idiotic - so supposedly funnier to find them on the tables of a conference hotel.

10 fun tips to kill time in the meeting

Before I go to the discussion, I would like to share the list with you.

  1. This tip is an old hat: “Use the WiFi and surf extensively.”
  2. This idea, on the other hand, was creative: “Take a piece of paper and outline a business idea. Every great start-up started with a piece of paper. ”
  3. But whether this distraction makes sense? "Take a close look at the other meeting participants and start flirting wildly with another participant."
  4. After all, this is efficient: "Pretend you're listening, but plan your wardrobe for the coming week."
  5. And this? Not to be taken seriously, but could be funny: "Pretend you get an important call from Greenpeace."
  6. The most sensible tip ever: "If you shut up, the meeting will be over faster."
  7. Not a surprise here either, but at least creative: “Kritzle, very old-fashion, on one sheet.”
  8. This is sexist and apparently assumes that most of the meeting participants are men: "Dreams of the last 10 Playboy covers."
  9. You shouldn't do this here: "Send stupid SMS to randomly selected contacts on your mobile phone."
  10. However, the last tip can be useful: "Practice isometric toe exercises under the table."

The reality in many meetings

These tips are funny at first glance, also because one or the other piece of advice might be lived reality during many meetings. For who has not thought about his clothes the next week or played with his toes under the table or something similar?

The question that arises rather: how useful are such advices for the productivity of a meeting? And how useful are they for a conference hotel that should actually promote a place of productive meetings?

Organize meetings efficiently instead of killing time

I say: If a meeting were properly organized, you would not need such advice. Because as we already in many articles on Best of HR – Berufebilder.de® have found:

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A meeting can be an extremely creative event - which, for example, can be specifically used to exchange information. And so the meeting is no longer a waste of time, but very helpful in the Teamwork.

Real productivity tips for a meeting

But there are a few conditions that need to be met to make a meeting really productive: for example, the topic of the meeting, the agenda and the goal should be known in advance - so that everyone knows what it's all about.

And someone is needed who consistently steers the discussion in the right direction. Then a meeting is a very meaningful event. Because many meetings suffer from the fact that nobody really knows what the purpose of the meeting is. Then in the end everyone talks past each other and you have the unsatisfactory feeling that you haven't really spoken to each other.


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