One meeting, ten people, ten versions of the truth

6/8/2010 |

Time management training monkey

This look happens to come out at most meetings. Especially long ones. That momentary lapse of concentration, the unintentional double meaning, the unconscious hearing what I wanted to hear not what was said. Ten people walk out and there’s ten slightly different versions of what was said and what was decided. It’s easily done. And easily fixed too.

Agree that a few, maybe three, people will give an extra half an hour after the meeting to sit together to sort out who said what, who might be left with left over feelings about this or that and to pull together one version of events. No, its not rocket science. Most bright ideas aren’t. But they work a treat.

Keywords: meetings, communicating, facilitating

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