Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Meeting Game of the Week

Shall we try something challenging neighbor? Business meeting: 10 am. Conference room seats 12 and a projector comfortably. Small table in corner hosts an array of muffins, juices, water and minds ready to expand.

Let's make it through one meeting, One hour, One agenda without using these words and phrases. If not, we agree to dock one week's pay for each reference.

Sample meeting: "Hi, I would like to first start this effective meeting by saying today we need to leverage a strategic, Out-of-the-box, state of the art program as I'm currently aligned with Joe from Purchasing but haven't got objective feedback from Teresa in MarComm. Going forward, I think it's important that we continue to manage the project pro-actively to obtain low hanging fruit so we can manage expectations without any corporate push back. In the interim we need to Evaluate our current processes and procedures while ensuring we alleviate any duplication of efforts. Remember, a new budgeted project is needed to implement our efforts. In conclusion we will have obtained value-added synergy to help us reach our objectives."

Try it once. You may like the sustained results. There goes my bonus payout. Ok I concede, its not as easy as it sounds.

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