Employees often endure pointless, vaguely defined or otherwise “bad meetings.” But it need not be so, says communications expert David Grady. He diagnoses an epidemic of “Mindless Accept Syndrome” (MAS) – the tendency for employees to accept an invite to any meeting, which scuppers workers’ productivity and impinges on their time. Grady offers a simple, though somewhat obvious, “No MAS” solution that involves communicating and clarifying. The shortcomings of meetings are frequently documented, and Grady’s contribution to the discourse reiterates these common flaws rather than breaking new ground. But such lessons are worth revisiting. If bad meetings plague your workday, getAbstract recommends this quick, basic, humorous lecture on an essential career skill.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why bad meetings are a global problem and
- How to prevent them.
About the Speaker
Communications expert David Grady has worked in print journalism and public relations.