The story listed below is one that happened to me late last year. I still remember it with a smile, partly because it shows just how unaware the people were in the room and partly because it’s a great example of how a meeting can waste time. So for me, it’s a good example of why workshops should have a facilitator and that works out better than just calling a meeting.
I remember a meeting a few months ago. The rooms had frosted windows you couldn’t tell which meeting was which. I walked into three wrong meeting room. I saw 4 people sat down not talking to each other, nor were they looking at each other. I was fully in the room with the door closed behind me by the time I’d noticed. I left after a few seconds. No-one in that room noticed the presence of a newcomer. That’s bad #facilitation if you don’t even know how many people are in your meeting! I told my team when I’d found them and they wanted me to go back in and listen some more 🙂 I hope you know more about your attendees than they did. Any amusing stories to share? #business #meetings #people #changemanagement #facilitator